I am pleased to announce that the 2022 Dance Captain is Rommy Snoad. Please enjoy this piece from Rommy about what Dance and the Westminster Dance program means to her.
My name is Rommy Snoad and I am the Dance Captain for 2022. I came to Westminster in Year 8 and have loved being involved in the Dance program ever since. After completing Stage 2 Dance in 2021, I have continued to study Certificate III in Dance this year. Other subjects I will complete in Year 12 include Maths, English, Psychology and Biology.
I started dancing at the age of six when I begged my mum to enrol me into a ballet class and my love for movement has never stopped. In dance I have trained in many different genres, however, I have particularly found a love for ballet and contemporary dance. The dance program at Westminster has given me a safe space to explore creative processes which has played a major role in developing my love for contemporary dance.
Earlier this year I travelled to Sydney to be part of the Sydney Dance Company Youth Intensive. It was an amazing experience for me to be surrounded by such driven and like-minded dancers, and it gave me an insight into tertiary dance education. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to work in a professional environment and can’t wait to share more of this experience with my peers here at Westminster. I am also excited to once again be part of the Australian Dance Theatre Young Artists Program this year, where I will be taking classes as well as learning ADT repertoire. I would not have pushed myself to take part in these programs if it weren’t for the Westminster Dance Collective where I was given the opportunity to learn how to take part in an audition. Being a part of the Collective also provided a space to extend my dancing amongst older students and grow into the dancer I am today.
Westminster School has such a strong dance community and I am very excited to be the Dance Captain. The Westminster Dance community has grown to feel like a family to me. This is something that I cherish, and in my role, I hope to nurture and further develop the close nature of this community. With such a wide range of co-curricular classes for students to take part in, I have really enjoyed participating in some extra classes and dancing with friends outside of my year level. This year I am excited to be in contact with dance Old Scholars that have continued their studies in tertiary dance. Together we are eager to give back to the dance community and to have the Old Scholars share their new knowledge and experiences with current students.
Next year I am planning on continuing my dance studies and I am very excited to see where dance will take me in the future.
Rommy Snoad (Year 12 Kelly)
2022 Dance Captain
Head of Dance