Burwood Girls High School

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Dance

Dance Showcase 2021

Click on the video below to see Burwood GHS Dance Virtual Showcase 2021

Dance Showcase 2020

Link to video of Dance Showcase 2020 on Google Drive.

The school's co-curricular dance program is designed to celebrate the talent of our students and encourage those who love dance to develop their skills, confidence and abilities.

The dance program provides students with internal and external performance opportunities, raising the profile of dance within the school and wider community. In recent years, these performances have included:

School based performances:

  • Dance Showcase
  • Presentation Ceremony
  • Assemblies
  • International Day
  • Wear it Purple Day

Wider community performances:

  • Sydney Dance Festival
  • Schools Spectacular
  • Burwood Festival
  • DZP annual concert
  • overseas performances

Our dance program philosophy

Our philosophy at Burwood Girls High School for the co-curricular dance program is to:

  • Promote involvement in dance
  • Engage students in a fun, encouraging way
  • Provide opportunities for performance in dance both within the school and wider community
  • Apply the syllabus in the development of dance works that reflect the outcomes of the NSW 7-12 Dance Syllabus
  • Develop a willingness to aim for excellence in dance teaching, choreography and performance amongst dance students, teachers and choreographers.

Expectations of students

Successful students will be given a permission note and dance contract, which must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the school. The permission note will detail:

  • The ensemble the student has gained entry into
  • The rehearsal times and venues
  • Who will teach the ensemble
  • Cost
  • Uniform to be worn

COMPULSORY DATES THAT INCLUDE ALL ENSEMBLES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Thursday 12 May, Week 2, Term 2 - Dance Photos (school hours).

  • Wednesday 31 August, Week 7, Term 3 - Showcase Technical/Dress rehearsals (school hours).

  • Thursday 1 September, Week 7, Term 3 - Matinee and Evening performances (11:00am and 6:00pm).

Extra Curricular Dance at Burwood GHS (PDF 2MB)

Dance teachers

Meet the dance teachers 2021 (PDF 450KB). List updated 17 February 2021.

2022 rehearsal times

Term 1 Dance Timetable (PDF 169KB)

Term 2 Dance Timetable (PDF 169KB)

Junior Contemporary Company
Rehearsals: Monday, 3:30-4:30pm, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 7-9
Teacher: Alicia Griffiths
K-Pop Ensemble
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm, Fitness Lab
Availability: Years 8-11
Teacher: Audrey Gou
Dance Ensemble
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 8-11
Teacher: Debbie Keenan
Musical Theatre
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 3:20-4:20pm, Movement Studio
Availability: All students
Teacher: Daniel Dolling
Year 7 Dance Ensemble (2 groups)
Rehearsals: Wednesday and Thursday, LUNCH, Movement Studio
Availability: Year 7 only - NO audition required
Teachers: Year 11 Elective/Lee
Ballet Ensemble
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, Movement Studio
Availability: All students
Teacher: Isaac Clark
Tap Ensemble
Rehearsals: Wednesday, LUNCH, Hall
Availability: All students
Teacher: Daniel Dolling
Jazz Ensemble 1 (Advanced)
Rehearsals: Thursday, 3:25-4:25pm, Movement Studio
Availability: All students
Teacher: Joel Piesley
Inclusive Ensemble
Rehearsals: Friday, LUNCH, Movement Studio
Availability: All students, with and without disability - NO audition required
Teachers: Lucinda Nube and Alicia Griffiths
Jazz Ensemble 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Rehearsals: Thursday, 3:25-4:25pm, Fitness Lab
Availability: All students
Teacher: Erin Sotiriou
Senior Contemporary Company
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:30-8:30am, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 10-12
Teacher: Isaac Clark