A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Adelaide,
South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Dance - Edition 17 - 2021

Our annual Twilight Concert celebrating curricular Dance and Music from Years 7 to 10, was performed on Wednesday 27 October to a warm and supportive audience.

The dance component of the evening was devised to showcase the junior students who have undertaken Dance as a curriculum subject this semester.

The program featured performance work, giving an insight into the contemporary technique that is taught in the program and compositional dance making, evidence of skills that the students have accomplished this semester.

The short works seen in the concert were created by Ms Sophie Wilson and myself, but within the individual class dances, sections of movement were choreographed by the students themselves. For some dancers, this was their first experience performing on stage.

Many themes were expressed by the class groups in the concert and used to generate movement, such as the Olympic Pictograms, physical versus inner strength and inspiration from Vincent van Gogh’s artwork.

Dance is a vehicle for self-expression and self-confidence and explored in a fun, creative and physical medium and throughout this semester the Dance students have learnt and grown in the areas of teamwork, communication, problem-solving and partner work.

I am very proud of the disciplined approach demonstrated by all students in the lead up to this special concert and congratulate them all on their efforts.

Carolyn Obst
Head of Dance