Special Interest - Special Interest Dance
The Special Interest Dance program is a joint venture between Seaview High School and the Registered Training Organisation. The program is offered to students in years 8-12 in addition to the general Arts curriculum and designed for students who demonstrate ability and potential in dance performance and choreography.
Qualified teachers, with the support of specialist staff and industry professionals plan and deliver the program.
Students are taught Fitness Training, Training, Nutrition, Anatomy and Technique associated with Dance performance. They study a range of dance styles; including Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Classical Ballet, Music Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop and Breakdance. Performance competitions at school, state and national level are an integral part of the course.
Special Interest Dance students have the opportunity to complete Certificate II and Certificate III in Dance. The curriculum is designed to provide a pathway to SACE Dance as well as allowing students to transition into the Human Performance and Dance Industries.
Students complete the following units:
- Work effectively with others
- Develop basic dance techniques
- Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
- Prepare for performances
- Follow safe dance practices
- Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance
- Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
- Perform basic contemporary dance technique
- Perform basic jazz dance technique
- Perform basic street dance technique
Entry is by application and audition only. Students need to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience and expertise in dance.
In zone applications for Year 8 in 2021 must be received by 8 November 2020.
Download an application form here
A written reference is required to support the application as well as a copy of a current academic transcript.
Download a referee statement form here
In zone applications must be received before 6 Nov 2020 (audition date to be confirmed).
Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Dance Program are available to students outside of the zone. Applications for 'Out of Zone' Year 7 into 8 students for 2021 have CLOSED. Face to face auditions scheduled for 'Out of Zone' students who have already applied for Year 8 in 2021, have been cancelled due to the regulations associated with the Covid19 Pandemic. They have been replaced by a video submission.
Please complete the application form and you will be advised how to submit your video.
Information about uniform requirements can be downloaded here.
It is an expectation that students in the Special Interest Program commit to it for a minimum of 3 years with the aim of pursuing it through to Certificate III and/or the SACE.
This program will incur a subject levy to cover program resources, equipment and workshops.
For further information please contact Seaview High School on 8377 8000.