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Cultural excellence - Dance

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"Developing artistically through creative self-expression."

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The Miami High Dance Excellence Program is designed for students who demonstrate passion, potential, commitment to their growth as a dancer, technical ability and performance skills in dance. Students are nurtured and encouraged to develop artistically through creative self-expression within a supportive environment that focuses on specialised training, intensive mentoring and unique opportunities led by industry professionals, preparing our young performers for the fascinating, yet demanding world of professional dance.

Purpose of the program

  • To offer a modern and dynamic curriculum encouraging a love of learning, appreciation for and inquiry of the elements of dance, choreographers, philosophies and techniques.
  • To provide a study of a variety of dance genres within contextual units that include both theory and practical lessons. These include: jazz, circus cabaret, musical theatre, contemporary, commercial jazz, hip hop, ballet, postmodern, percussive, acrobatics and world dance.
  • To build and develop outstanding academic outcomes which provide a foundation for future success and a desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Course Structure

The Dance Excellence Program is a structured 3 year course of study from Years 7 to 9  with 3 x 70 minute lessons per week. Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to continue their excellence pathway in dance education through Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Dance in Year  10, 11 and 12 or Applied Dance equivalent in Year 11 and 12. 

To be considered for entry into the Dance Excellence Program, students need to have demonstrated high levels of performance in two genres of dance through the audition process.  In addition, students will need to submit a written application.  

Cost
An annual fee in addition to the school resource scheme fee is payable before a student commences in an Excellence Program and each subsequent year that the student is a part of a program.

Dance Excellence: $200 per semester

 

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To apply, please complete an application form by clicking on the following link - Excellence Form

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Last reviewed 01 March 2021
Last updated 01 March 2021