Trail blazing VCE Dance students have turned up the heat with the help of Kaylah Attard, a professional dancer and choreographer, working with the Unit 1 & 2 Dance class.
“It is a great opportunity to work with someone pretty amazing who is currently in the world of professional dance,” says Dance and Performing Arts teacher Lisa Wright, who was instrumental in bringing VCE Dance into the academic curriculum at Mentone Girls' Grammar this year.
Kaylah’s main role was to choreograph an industry standard piece for the girls and, according to Ms Wright, they “couldn’t have been in better hands."
“We’ve all be exceptionally lucky to have Kaylah who recently closed a show in Darwin and is back in Melbourne auditioning for new shows."
VCE Dance is a creative and exciting learning opportunity that brings together the practical and theoretical aspects of dance and aims to offer opportunities for students to develop their physical skills, movement vocabulary and to analyse a range of styles, genres and traditions.
“Dance allows the girls to be challenged in a way they may never have been before, creatively by choreographing their own routines, but still with an academic focus," Ms Wright says.
Students are assessed through performance, examination, oral presentation, performance analysis and written report.
Find out more about VCE Dance in the 2019 VCE Handbook or by contacting Lisa Wright on firstname.lastname@example.org.