The Specialist Dance Program is based a training schedule supporting a whole year development model. As there is no off-season in Dance, physical conditioning is incorporated into all technique lessons as well as the Fitness unit. Students have two 100 minute lessons per week over the whole year. Students study dance genres of Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz. Students whose focus is Calisthenics, Gymnastics or Cheerleading are advised to apply for Specialist Sport through the Alternative Sport Program.
The training schedule supports a whole year development model focussing on;
Further information about curriculum and support structures for athletes can be found in the Athlete Program and Athlete Services Tab.
Focus: Group Choreography and Hip Hop Technique/Performance
Key Practical Concepts: Individual and group choreographic skills, Hip Hop Technique and Performance (with Ryan Turner).
Key Theoretical Concepts: Elements of Dance, Choreographic Devices and Structures, Goal Setting, Safe Dance Practice.
Focus: Technique Analysis, Classical and Contemporary Technique/Performance
Key Practical Concepts: Mount Gambier Exchange, Classical & Contemporary Technique and Performance, Rehearsal of repertory.
Key Theoretical Concepts: Biomechanical Technique Analysis, Goal Setting.
Focus: Primary School Coaching & Fitness
Key Practical Concepts: Dance specific Fitness development, Rehearsal of repertory, SA Stage Dancing Eisteddfod (September School Holidays), Coaching workshops with local Primary Schools.
Key Theoretical Concepts: Beginners Coaching Accreditation (Year 9s), Coaching Individual Reflection, Goal Setting.
Focus: Jazz Technique/Performance & Fitness
Key Practical Concepts:Dance specific Fitness development, Rehearsal of repertory, Jazz technique and performance.
Key Theoretical Concepts: Fitness Analysis
The following students and old scholars have been Dancers in youth Dance companies;
The following old scholars have gone onto full time tertiary Dance training:
|2014||Dance Star Competition||5th (Hip Hop)|
|2015||Dance Star Competition||
2nd (Hip Hop)
Brent St in Sydney
2015 Sarah Dimas
Todd Patrick Studios Melbourne – Performing Arts
2015 Courtney Hettner
Other past students have gone onto full time dance training in Adelaide either doing a certificate course at Gravity, or a bachelor of Dance at Flinders at the Adelaide College of the Arts campus.
A variety of dance industry professionals/artists also work with the SSP Dance program, dependent on their own performance commitments
Laura Eitel Teacher & Program Manager
Megan Cooper - Teacher
Ryan Turner - Hip Hop Instructor