2012 Dance Program Opportunity at John XXIII College

I am delighted to offer students in both the Primary and Secondary schools an opportunity to audition for a Dance Program.

Ms Ruth Bott is a Dance Teacher with extraordinary credentials and experience with school dance programs. Most recently, Ruth worked with the very highly regarded Trinity College dance students. Ruth has expressed a great enthusiasm to now work with a co-educational group. Her style is definitely 'contemporary dance - theatre' and she places great emphasis on the student's own choreography. Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative expression, ideas, skills, sense of spirit and self, team work, creative minds and athletic bodies. This program will focus on the dance process whilst providing students with opportunities to perform and represent the school.

The College will offer one Year 3 - 6 group and one Year 7 - 12 group (approximately 30 students in each group). Auditions will be based on creative expression, coordination and skill, confidence, musicality and commitment.

The dance groups will be participating in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival held in August each year. Inclusion in the dance program is dependent upon audition results and availability for rehearsals and performance for the festival.

Dance classes will be held before school each Thursday in Roncalli Hall.

7.00am - 7.50am - Secondary Students

8.00am - 8.50am - Primary Students

If you wish your child to attend an audition for this program, please complete the Dance Audition Form and ask your child/children to bring this form to their year level audition.

Year Level Auditions

Please adhere to the year level schedule outlined below. If your child/children are unable to make their year level audition, select an alternative time on the schedule. An additional audition time has been allocated for those Yr 3, 4 and 5 students who were unable to attend on the 7th February. Mrs Bott will collect you from your class room.

LEVEL

DAY/ DATE

TIME

ROOM

Yr 6

Monday 13/2

7.45am

Roncalli Hall

Yr 7

Monday 13/2

3.30pm

Roncalli Hall

Yr 8

Monday 13/2

4.30pm

Roncalli Hall

Yr 9

Tuesday 14/2

7.45am

Roncalli Hall

Yr 3

Tuesday 14/2

Additional time allocated for those who were unable to attend on the 7th

8.45am

Roncalli Hall

Yr 4

Tuesday 14/2

Additional time allocated for those who were unable to attend on the 7th

8.45am

Roncalli Hall

Yr 5

Tuesday 14/2

Additional time allocated for those who were unable to attend on the 7th

8.45am

Roncalli Hall

Yr 10

Tuesday 14/2

3.30pm

Roncalli Hall

Yr 11 and 12

Tuesday 14/2

4.30pm

Roncalli Hall

During the audition students will be required to walk expressively in time to the beat, replicate a short dance routine and add on their own moves to the end of the routine

It is the student's choice what they wear to the audition, as long as they feel comfortable and can move freely.

All students will be notified via email about audition results. Weeks Two and Three are intended for auditions and notification/confirmation. Dance classes are scheduled to begin Week Four.

Audition Application Form