Dance

A new elective in 2022

Dance is a vital part of every known culture throughout time, it is a tool for physical expression, a device to tell story, express emotionally, solve creative problems and think collaboratively.

 

Contact

Dance Co-ordinator: Claire Yeomans
Email: cyeomans@barker.nsw.edu.au

Year 9

Dance

Dance is a vital part of every known culture throughout time, it is a tool for physical expression, a device to tell story, express emotionally, solve creative problems and think collaboratively. It is a distinct form of nonverbal communication that uses the body as an instrument of expression. Dance helps build life skills such as creative thinking, self-expression and collaboration with a wide range of people. It is a safe environment where students can express creatively and think imaginatively to find their own personal style. Dance offers an exciting practical opportunity to build the technique and skills appropriate to a range of styles, such as Jazz, Musical Theatre, HipHop and Contemporary Dance. The aim of the Dance course is to provide students with performance experiences that encourage them to develop skills in three areas, performance, composition and appreciation.

Students will have the opportunity to work in our new Dance studio space equipped with a sprung floor, ballet bars, mirrors and a change room.

When taking Dance, students are encouraged to participate actively in the School’s co-curricular Dance program, use their skills in the annual school Musical, as well as showcase their work at events such as Winter Playhouse and Barker goes Broadway.