Students wanting to pursue Dance related careers post school now have an extra advantage thanks to a new Specialist Year 7 Dance Program being introduced at Kildare College in 2022.
Recognising a niche in the education market, Kildare College Principal Tina Neate said, “We already enjoy an outstanding reputation as a Performing Arts College, with our students performing at the highest levels and achieving amazing success in the industry after they complete their studies”.
To be introduced in 2022, 25 students will have the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural Year 7 Specialist Dance Program, after having successfully auditioned for the program. Dance styles studied as part of course work include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, classical ballet, musical theatre and cultural dance. Students will also study theoretical topics including safe dance practices, anatomy, dance in historical and contemporary contexts and choreographic processes.
The program is designed to meet the needs of students identified as having high potential in the field of Dance, offering unique educational opportunities in performance and creative endeavours.
The specialised dance program includes fitness disciplines such as pilates/yoga, nutrition and techniques associated with dance performance.
“We are offering a specialist program that accelerates these opportunities and focuses the talent in our students who have a natural aptitude for Performing Arts” said Principal Tina Neate. “We are very excited by the opportunities that this presents for our students and the College community”.
Students will perform and represent the College throughout the year at events such as Open Days, Community events, College functions, Dance Competitions, Pageants and more.
Click here for further information on the Special Entry Dance Program.