Performing Arts

Dance

Dance is open to all students from Year 7 to 12. Each year there are approximately 350 students involved. Our new Dance studio opened within the Anita Murray Centre for Performing Arts in 2014.

Morning jazz classes run throughout Term 1, 2 and 3 and hip hop, musical theatre, tap, ballet and lyrical / contemporary are offered in the afternoons throughout Term 2 and 3.

Students are given the opportunity to audition for our eisteddfod groups which compete in 3 different eisteddfods throughout the year.

All Dance students perform in our annual ‘Dance Spectacular’ at the end of Term 3. Enjoy a preview of Dance Spectacular 2016 and 2017.

Drama

Drama, as a co-curricular activity, is open to all students in Years 7 to 12.

Drama club activities run at lunchtimes throughout Term 1, 2 and 3 and specialised Drama activities such as screen acting, stage combat and intensive improvisation are offered in the afternoons throughout Term 4 with specialised tutors from NIDA and professional actors from The Talent Company.

Students are given the opportunity to be involved in Drama club performance evenings run by the Drama Captains which take place in Murray Theatre.

Started in 1976, the Year 11 Play is a long standing tradition at the College and offers all Year 11 students the opportunity to be involved in a significant theatrical production. Past recent productions include Romeo(s) + Juliet and Animal Farm.

Music

In addition to Music being available within the Curriculum choices of the College, there are many other musical experiences and opportunities available to students. Specialist music tutors are available, on a private lesson basis, to provide tuition including; singing, piano, strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

Students may join the Music Club which hosts many different ensembles including:

  • Big Band
  • Choir and Senior Vocal Ensemble
  • Clarinet & Saxophone Ensembles
  • Concert Band
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Senior and Junior Flute Ensembles
  • String Ensemble
  • Ukulele Band

There are also many musical events throughout the year for the students to become actively involved in such as; school concerts, music camp, eisteddfods, community events and tours.

Musical

The musical is an annual Performing Arts event at the College drawing on the students’ interests across a variety of areas, including Dance, Drama and Music.  Students enhance their performance skills as part of an ensemble as well as providing opportunities to create connections across year groups.  The musical is open to all Brigidine girls from Year 7 through to Year 11 to audition in Term 3 for the following year’s production.  Lunchtime, afternoon and Sunday rehearsals are scheduled throughout Term 4 and Term 1.  Recent productions include The Sound of Music, Xanadu and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Girls in Black

This is the technical and backstage group who provide crew members to operate vision, sound, lighting and staging elements for productions, performances and special events.

Girls in Black is open to all Brigidine girls from Years 7 to 12. Meeting once a week to learn practical skills, equipment knowledge and safety procedures for productions and events. Once girls are sufficiently trained in the areas of vision, sound, lighting and staging they are able to take on practical roles for school based events. Some of these roles include:

  • Audio operator/ Audio assistant
  • Lighting operator/ Lighting assistant
  • Vision operator/ Vision assistant
  • Spotlight operator/ Spotlight assistant
  • Video camera operator
  • Stage Manager/ Assistant Stage Manager