Since 1999, Dance has been an integral component of MLC School’s performing arts programs. Partnerships have been established across school departments and with other like-minded educational institutions, resulting in large-scale projects, such as Aida being produced with great success. In addition, participation and achievement by our students in the state Pom and national championships, demonstrates the school’s aim of producing highly skilled dancers with a focus on training the dancer.
In 2013, under the leadership of Blake Fatouros, MLC School’s Dance Coordinator, an opportunity was created for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 to participate in range of comprehensive and coordinated Dance programs.
The Dance Program
Dance is an inclusive program for students aimed to develop skills, engage in dance as an art form and for them to experience a strong sense of being part of a creative, collaborative community.
There are many opportunities for all MLC School Dance students to perform in front of an audience throughout the school year.
Term 2 sees the start of our performance season. There are a number of exciting opportunities for our students that will offer them unrivalled experiences. In June our Junior and Senior Pom and Hip Hop teams compete at Australian All Star Cheer Federation's ‘Winterfest’ at the Sydney Olympic Sports Centre. This is the Pom and Hip Hop Team’s first competition for the year.
In Term 3 the MLC School Dance Showcase performance, held at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Parade Theatre, showcases the works developed by the curricular and co-curricular dance classes. This gives our dance students an authentic professional performance experience and supports the programs’ continued growth. Later in Term 3 both our Junior ensembles and Senior companies compete in the Wakakirri Story Festival.
Our Twilight Recital, also in Term 3, is the performance evening for students involved in the Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 Co-curricular Dance program. The evening is a valuable experience to introduce our youngest students to live performance in a supportive environment.
If you have any questions about the Dance program please do not hesitate to contact the