Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

Telephone02 9747 3355

Emailburwoodg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Dance

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

Dance ensemble descriptions 2021 (PDF 3.7MB)

The Dance ensemble descriptions document above includes information about the program and each ensemble, costs and how to take part.

Dance teachers

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

2021 audition times (Term 1)

Audition sign up form: https://forms.gle/WQnhyRdvSkJ4etG7A

Year 7 ensembles (no audition) sign up form: https://forms.gle/qhkCEeD7uaybCTy38

Dance Ensemble
Week 3: Tuesday 9 February 2021 - 1:00-2:30pm in Movement Studio

Hip Hop Crew
Week 3: Tuesday 9 February 2021 - 1:00-2:30pm in Fitness Lab

Ballet Ensemble
Week 3: Wednesday 10 February 2021 - 7:30-8:30am in Movement Studio

Tap Ensemble
Week 3: Wednesday 10 February 2021 - Lunch in HALL

Musical Theatre
Week 3: Wednesday 10 February 2021 - 3:20-4:20pm in Movement Studio

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Advanced)
Week 3: Thursday 11 February 2021 - 3:25-4:25pm in Movement Studio

Jazz Ensemble 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Week 3: Thursday 11 February 2021 - 3:25-4:25pm in Fitness Lab

Inclusive Ensemble
Week 3: Friday 12 February 2021 - 1:10-2:00pm in Movement Studio (NO audition required)

Senior Contemporary Company
Week 3: Friday 12 February 2021 - 3:30-4:30pm in Movement Studio

Junior Contemporary Company
Week 4: Monday 15 February 2021 - 3:30-4:30pm in Movement Studio

Acrobatics Ensemble
Week 4: Monday 15 February 2021 - 4:30-5:30pm in Fitness Lab

Year 7 Dances Ensembles
Wednesday or Thursday, starting in Week 7, 2021 (NO audition required)

2021 rehearsal times

Junior Contemporary Company
Rehearsals: Monday, 3:30-4:30pm, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 7-9
Teacher: Erin Sotiriou

Acrobatics Ensemble
Rehearsals: Monday, 4:30-5:30pm, Fitness Lab
Availability: All students
Teacher: Shannon Fisher

Hip Hop Crew
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm, Fitness Lab
Availability: Years 8-11
Teacher: Debbie Keenan

Dance Ensemble
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 8-11
Teacher: Renee Lindsay

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, 1:10-2:00pm (lunch), Movement Studio
Availability: Year 7 only - NO audition required
Teachers: Year 11 Dance Elective students

Ballet Ensemble
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, Movement Studio
Availability: All students
Teacher: Isaac Clark

Tap Ensemble
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 1:10-2:00pm (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

Jazz Ensemble 2 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Rehearsals: Thursday, 3:25-4:25pm, Fitness Lab
Availability: All students
Teacher: Rebekah Vulic

Inclusive Ensemble
Rehearsals: Friday, 1:10-2:00pm, Movement Studio
Availability: All students, with and without disability - NO audition required
Teachers: Lucinda Nube and Alicia Griffiths

Senior Contemporary Company
Rehearsals: Friday, 3:30-4:30pm, Movement Studio
Availability: Years 10-12
Teacher: Isaac Clark