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Dancing to learn

 
Dance learning
Kayla Hart, Macey Grayson, Kaylor Morden and Caitlin McKay combine to tell a story through dance.
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​ Students at Killarney State School demonstrated their learning about dance with industry professionals in a display for parents.

"Year 7 and 8 have worked on their dance fitness and learning the Hip Hop dance style. We were fortunate to have very talented teachers, Storm and Robbie, from the Killarney School of Dance to take us through the creation and performance of a Hip Hop Dance routine. The students learnt not only the dance movements but some of the history of Hip Hop," Arts Teacher at Killarney State School Mrs Gaye Elder said.

"Throughout their Dance unit, the Year 9/10 students studied the different elements of dance and how they combine to create a dance which can tell a story to an audience. A form of literacy, not often thought of. Each group chose their own music and were required to choreograph their own dance to tell a story which demonstrated their knowledge, understanding and skills of the elements of dance. They tapped into contemporary, lyrical and jazz dance styles to tell 'their story'.  Themes chosen by the groups were bullying, youth problems and prison breakouts.  Many hours were spent on creating, debating different combinations and creating a final sequence that answered their task," Mrs Elder said.

"The students' final performances were outstanding and very enjoyable to watch," Parent Mrs Tania McIvor said.

"Our school is fortunate to have a P&C that values and supports financially the engaging of industry professionals to assist our students develop their understanding of dance as an art form," Mrs Elder said.

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Last reviewed 27 February 2020
Last updated 27 February 2020