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Dance

Dance Troupe

The Pimpama State Secondary College Dance Troupe is a performance dance group who represent the College in competitions and other community events.  The Dance Troupe provides students with identified dance talent opportunities to develop their technical, expressive and performance skills.  Being involved also helps foster students’ organisational and communication skills whilst providing a platform for self-expression.  It offers a shared sense of camaraderie as students perform repertoire together.  Most importantly, it creates an understanding of how hard work can lead to great accomplishments.

 

Auditions for Dance Troupe are held at the end of the previous year for existing students and within the first few weeks of the year for new students.  Students are required to attend a short rehearsal to learn choreography and register for an audition time within the same week. 

 

Students will be selected based on their:

·         Technical ability

·         Dynamic Qualities

·         Stage Presence

 

Successful students will be notified via the Performing Arts Noticeboard in the L Block Foyer.

 

 

Students interested in applying for Dance Troupe need to complete an Expression of Interest and return to the Performing Arts Head of Department Rebecca Costello, rcost37@eq.edu.au

 

Drama

THEATRE COMPANY

Theatre Company is a group dedicated to the development and presentation of Drama performances in the community. Theatre Company allows students opportunities to work both individually and as part of an ensemble to develop their skills, not only as an actor, but as a director, designer, creator and playwright.  In Theatre Company, students will focus on differing styles of theatre to develop their expertise. Students will choose a focus (either improvisation skills or performance skills) and develop their knowledge.  Theatre Company allows students a platform for self-expression, allowing them opportunities to tell their stories, develop their interests and communicate their beliefs while also enhancing their performance skills.

 

Auditions for Theatre Company are held at the beginning of each year.  Students are required to prepare a short dramatic reading demonstrating their abilities as an actor.

 

Students will be selected based on their:

·         Comprehension of the work

·         Use of characterisation (Voice, movement)

·         Ability to take direction

 

Successful students will be notified via the Performing Arts Noticeboard in the L block foyer.

 

 

Students interested in applying for Theatre Company need to complete an Expression of Interest and return to the Performing Arts Head of Department Rebecca Costello, rcost37@eq.edu.au

 

Music

GLEE CLUB 

Glee Club is a performance choral group who represent the College in competitions and other community events. As the hit TV show promotes, Glee Club is a mixed-vocal ensemble, which incorporates both singing and movement to create small production numbers for stage.  Within the ensemble, students will be given the opportunity to perform featured trios, duos and even solos. As well as learning and performing relevant repertoire students will engage in vocal technique activities to develop their posture, breath control, range, power, intonation and sound quality. 


There are no prerequisites for entry into the Glee Club.  Students can register their interest through their music teacher.  While no audition is required to participate in Glee Club, informal auditions are held during rehearsal for students wishing to perform solos, duos or trios within selected repertoire throughout the year.


Students will be selected based on their:

Technical ability

Projection

Suitable tone quality for the piece.


Successful students will be notified in rehearsals.

Students interested in applying for Glee Club need to complete an Expression of Interest and return to the Performing Arts Head of Department Rebecca Costello, rcost37@eq.edu.au

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

The Instrumental Music Program provides students with opportunities to develop their performance skills as a soloist and within an ensemble. Lessons are taught weekly using the latest in interactive music software providing students with instant feedback during lessons and at home while practicing.

Performances and workshops are scheduled throughout the school year to extend and challenge students’ technique and performance skills.  Instrumental music also helps develop students’ organisational skills and provides a platform for self-expression along with communication skills and a shared sense of camaraderie as students perform repertoire together that is meaningful to them.  

Students can choose from a range of instruments and are encouraged to learn multiple instruments. 

Strings Brass Woodwind Guitar Percussion

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Trumpet

Trombone

French Horn 

Euphonium

Tuba Flute/Piccolo

Oboe

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Saxophone (all)

Bassoon Bass

Acoustic

Electric Tuned (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Marimba) 

Un-tuned (Drums & auxiliary percussion)

Tuition is available for all Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Orchestral String instruments and guitar. Tuition is not available for piano or keyboard through the instrumental music program, however we do encourage students who learn these instruments to take part in our ensembles.

All instrumental students actively participate in any or all of the Ensembles below, as directed by their teacher. 

String Ensemble

Multi-band

Guitar Ensemble

Rehearsals may be held before/after school or at lunch time once a week. 

Students interested in applying for Instrumental Music and/or the Guitar Program need to complete an Expression of Interest and return to the Performing Arts Head of Department Rebecca Costello, rcost37@eq.edu.au

MUSIC & TECH CREW PROGRAM

The Music and Tech Crew is dedicated to students who would like to explore the music industry as a performer and/or a sound technician. Students will be exposed to a range of instruments, regular rehearsals and performances, music technology (studio producing/recording, industry standard software, elements of radio station and live concerts either as a performer or Tech Crew), and may represent Pimpama State Secondary College in competitions and other community events. This opportunity may potentially lead to TAFE certificates. 

No experience is required, however only highly motivated and committed students will be considered.

Students interested in applying for the Music & Tech Program need to complete an Expression of Interest and return to the Performing Arts Head of Department Rebecca Costello, rcost37@eq.edu.au​