Performing Arts Academy
Allow creative talent to reach its full potential. The Girrawheen Senior High School Performing Arts Academy is entry by audition.
Our school specialises in Dance and Drama. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study both Dance and Drama. Year 10 students may select 1 or both subjects as part of their learning program.
The program caters for diverse cultural backgrounds, individual differences and needs. Students attend a variety of performances, take part in excursions and develop a critical understanding of the Arts. Our teaching team is highly qualified with industry professionals and links to WAAPA .We are committed to nurturing talented students so they can reach their full potential whilst working towards achieving their WACE.
Our program strives to develop:
- Excellence in Dance and Drama
- Self-reflection skills
- Team building and trust
- Improved self esteem
- Recognition of individual work
- Leadership skills
SPECIALTY DANCE – YEARS 7, 8, 9 & 10
Our Specialty Dance Program is designed to build student’s ability to develop their dance technique. The program expands creativity and helps to increase fitness levels. Students are assessed on works choreographed by industry professionals in addition to student designed dance pieces.
- Learn a range of dance genres (Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz)
- Work with industry experts
- Perform to an audience
- Develop skills in costume design, makeup, music and staging
DRAMA – YEARS 7, 8, 9 & 10
Our Drama Program enables students to develop performance and production skills, both independently and collaboratively in a supportive environment. Students are taught to become confident public speakers and develop their leadership skills.
Students will become skilled at:
- Play building
- Performing to a variety of audiences
- Production and design skills
- Reflecting on the performance process
- Reflecting on the role of the arts in Australian Society