Dance | Central Coast Grammar School

Dance

Boys and girls can experience the joy and discipline of dance at all levels, whether they’re expert dancers, or just want to try it for fun.

Dance is a course choice in the curriculum for Years 9-12, including HSC.

In addition, cocurricular groups start in Year 3 covering all styles, interests and abilities. There are jazz and contemporary groups as well as an auditioned advanced group allowing students to showcase their specialist talents.

Groups train before and after school and representative groups compete very successfully in local and Sydney Eisteddfods. Elite dancers take up the challenge to captain, lead a piece, choreograph or mentor a junior group.

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The Junior Boys Dance Crew learn hip-hop and street dance and is a popular cocurricular choice for energetic junior and senior boys

Performance opportunities include the Independent Schools’ Dance Festival (junior and senior), Elective Dance Performance night as well as numerous other competitions both locally and in Sydney. There are also opportunities to take part in specialist workshops with professional artists and be involved in annual junior and senior school musical productions and school events like assemblies, Spring Fair, Grandparents' Day and Presentation Night.

In 2018 the Contemporary Dance Troupe performed at the Sydney Opera House as one of only eight schools selected in the national finals of the Sydney Eisteddfod.

We host community dance events in our 750 seat Performing Arts Centre that includes a dedicated dance studio.

Junior Dance

Junior Dance Group is for all abilities and interests, boys and girls with troupes established in Year 3, Year 4 and a combined one for Years 5 and 6.

Junior Boys Dance Crew is mainly hip hop and street, for boys in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Senior Dance

Contemporary and Jazz Dance Group is for all abilities and interests, for boys and girls from Years 7-12.

Advanced Contemporary Dance Group is for boys and girls from Years 7-12, by audition.

The Elective Dance Extension Group is for boys and girls from Years 9-12, studying elective Dance.

Engaging in Dance allows students to express themselves and ideas through the language of movement. Technical skill, creativity, discipline and artistic expressions are explored in the integrated experience of Dance and performance. Larissa Koch, CCGS Dance Teacher