On Tuesday 29 April the Year 9 and 10 Dance students attended a performance of ‘Coppelia’ by the Queensland Ballet. This excursion not only enabled the students to view a world premiere classical ballet, but also gain an insight into the creative process with a question and answer session following the show. Many students were star struck at when the Queensland Ballets Artistic Director Li Cunxin took to the stage to lead the question and answer session with the Choreographer and some of the lead dancers.
The year 10 Dance class braved the cooler weather last Wednesday 30 April, and spent their class time participating in an Aqua Aerobics lesson at the Beerwah pool. The students are currently learning about the different forms of fitness that can be related to dance and had a great time putting this knowledge into practice at the pool.
Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod
On Friday 2 May the Middle and Senior School Dance Troupes participated in the schools section of the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod. With 39 schools competing in this eisteddfod, the competition was tough and unfortunately neither of our troupes placed. However they both performed exceptionally well and should be so proud of their efforts. I for one am so proud of all of the GCCC dance students for their commitment to dance and their conduct on the night. It was lovely to hear feedback from teachers at other schools commenting on our student’s politeness and encouragement of other teams. Well done secondary dancers!
Stacey Whyte, Head of Performing Arts