Out of Zone Entry Pathways – Special Interest Dance

Applications for 2025 Special Interest Dance

The Special Interest Dance program is an accelerated subject offered to students in Years 7-11 in addition to the general Arts curriculum and designed for students who demonstrate ability and potential in dance performance and choreography.

Special Interest Dance (SID) provides students with a comprehensive curriculum specialising in technique, performance and composition. In this program students study a variety of dance genres, including but not limited to: ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop. Students have the opportunity to work with industry guest artists and are provided with superb facilities to practice and perform. SID students are on an accelerated SACE pathway, completing SACE Stage 1 Dance in Year 10 and SACE Stage 2 Dance in Year 11.

All SID students are encouraged to audition to be part of our competition performance teams, competing at state and national level. Students are given multiple opportunities to perform and showcase their skills and abilities within our school and in the wider community.

To gain entry into our SID program, students must audition and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Stand with correct posture
  • Show a degree of flexibility and strength
  • Articulation of the feet (pointing & flexing when required)
  • A pirouette turn using correct technique and alignment
  • Extended leg kicks and leaps
  • Ability to learn and perform set choreography within a short timeframe

Please submit the following to complete your application:

  1. Application form here
  2. At least one confidential referee statement here
  3. Proof of Age – Birth Certificate or Passport
  4. Proof of Address – Rental agreement (minimum of 12 months remaining on the lease) or contract of sale or rates notice in resident’s name and Gas or Electricity bill in resident’s name
  5. Copy of most recent school report
  6. Two minute video of dance performance or skill display on a Showbie link. Instructions on how to submit an application video on Showbie here

Auditions will be held on Monday 25 March 2024.

Applications close Monday 18 March 2024.

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Dance Program are available to students transitioning to high school from outside of the zone.

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 SACE Dance.

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.