Drama & Dance
The Performing Arts is the perfect setting to unleash the attitudes of self-confidence, expression, discipline and passion.
Mentone Girls’ Grammar celebrates a hard-working and explorative performing arts program, offering elite dance, music and drama to all ages. Many students pursuing the performing arts at Mentone Girls’ go into the industry as dancers, musicians, actresses and creatives beyond school.
Mentone Girls’ is a proud provider of VCE Dance on campus and also offers co-curricular dance for the whole school, working towards national competitions and an end-of-year showcase. Dance is offered as a curriculum subject and co-curricular activity, which are taught by a team of qualified professionals who have an insight into the industry as dancers and choreographers.
Mentone Girls’ also offers curriculum in Drama and Theatre Studies. The drama department is not only about the actor, but also about the creatives behind the scenes. Mentone Girls’ offers a space for students to develop an artistry for backstage management, stage direction, lighting, audio engineering, makeup and hair, costuming and dramaturgy. The biggest drama event of the year is the school production where Mentone Girls’ has been recognised for its excellence with multiple Music Theatre Guild Awards Victoria. Students can audition for the school production as performers or assist as creative crew members. As part of the dynamic curriculum, there are many showcases and in-house performances throughout the year across all senior years, spanning from Greek theatre to post modernism.
The drama department offers private tuition and students may opt to take part in AMEB examinations. All students who learn drama are encouraged to perform at the annual Drama Performance Evening.
There are four Houses at Mentone Girls' Grammar and the House music drama program competition fosters House spirit, camaraderie and participation for all students.
The annual Drama House event involves large numbers of girls in Senior School in the writing, rehearsing, producing and performing of a House play. This provides an authentic opportunity for girls to lead, learn and be a part of a dynamic community building activity.