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                   Welcome to Drama & Dance
                    
Go out on a limb -- that's where the fruit is. ~Will Rogers

 

There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open...whether you choose to take an art class, keep a journal, record your dreams, dance your story, or live each day from your own creative source, above all else, keep the channel open! ~Martha Graham

DRAMA

Drama is an exciting and fun subject to take at all levels.   The work is performance based and builds your confidence and your creativity.  You can take Drama at all levels for NCEA as well as Scholarship.

Most of the work done in Drama is group work and is practical.  There is a written component for each unit of work too.  NCEA Drama also has an external written exam at the end of each year.

  • In each year we build your performance skills by doing units of work on:
    voice, body, movement and the use of space in performance
  • creating and writing your own play
  • reading and performing plays from around the world
  • stage technology like set and costume design and make-up

Taking Drama at school prepares you for the world of work by:

- building your confidence to express your ideas
- helping you to develop your ability to work in a team
- developing your creativity and ability to think ‘outside the square’

ALL jobs and careers need these skills!

All year 7/8 students have the opportunity to explore Drama and Dance. 
At Year 9 you can take Performing Arts as an option.  This includes Drama, Dance, Music and Media.
At Year 10 you can take Performance and Production as an option.  This includes Drama, Dance and Media.
From year 11 – 13 Drama is an option subject.  It is also possible to do Scholarship in Drama.

DANCE

Dance is a fun and exciting part of the Drama and Performing Arts courses at Years 7 – 10 at our school.    

The emphasis is on practical work: building skills and choreography.

Our aims are:

  • to enjoy dance
  • develop your dance vocabulary and range of movement possibilities.
  • introduce the Elements of Dance and the language of Dance.
  • introduce choreographic concepts and develop your ability to do your own choreography
  • introduce performance skills and audience skills 

All year 7/8 students have the opportunity to explore Drama and Dance. 
At Year 9 you can take Performing Arts as an option.  This includes Drama, Dance, Music and Media.
At Year 10 you can take Performance and Production as an option.  This includes Drama, Dance and Media.