Dance can entertain, communicate and inspire. Students who choose to study this course will explore and improvise with movement to create dance works that tap into their interests and challenge their physical abilities.

Whether you have danced all your life or just love to move to your favourite tune behind closed doors, students can find inspiration and learn the tools used to choreograph their own routines. Tasks are developed to build self confidence and give the opportunity to perform their own creations on stage.

There are a variety of genres on offer including contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballroom and cultural. Classes take place in a purpose-built dance studio, with school-based performances in our fully equipped theatre.

Being a performing art, we are dynamic in our participation at a number of different events. These include:

  • Participation in dance workshops during College Country Week where students work with some of Australia‚Äôs best choreographers, rehearse at King St Art Centre and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) before showcasing our routine to the judges at the end of the week for adjudication.
  • Cheerleading with the Starbuccs as an energetic and committed team who cheer at the Geraldton Buccaneers basketball games. We perform dance routines, stunts and lifts while motivating the crowd and players at all home games.
  • A major highlight of the year is our performance exhibition as part of the Midwest Showcase at the Queens Park Theatre. Three sell-out shows provide parents and the community with an energetic and entertaining spectacular.

Geraldton Senior College has a long history of dance in our curriculum and is currently the only senior school in the Mid West to offer this subject as a WACE course of study. Students can then go onto study Performing Arts at a tertiary level or use their experience to support other Arts interests. There are many examples of former students working on cruise ships, film, television and musical productions.