“The students were really excited about doing the show. It went really well. We received really great feedback from parents,” says Dance Teacher, Ms Kiaya Lupi about the 2019 Dance Show, held last term.
Long Bay College’s annual Dance Show gives students a chance to perform and family and friends a chance to see what their dancer has been learning at school. Dance students from Years 10 to 13 took part in the show, held in the College’s Auditorium, performing a variety of genres including Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. The dress rehearsal formed part of the students’ assessment.
“The show provides students with a wonderful learning opportunity,” says Ms Lupi. “Because we perform over three nights, students grow confidence in themselves through that consistency, night after night in front of an audience.”
While junior dancers often perform in groups, by Level 2, students have often built confidence to complete solo acts and have developed skills to choreograph their own ideas.
Ms Lupi says she is delighted to work with students who may have never had the opportunity to learn to dance before and finds it fulfilling to offer them the experience.
After three years at Avondale College, Ms Lupi joined us this year at Long Bay. She has trained in Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop and says she particularly enjoys developing choreography for groups. Ms Lupi says she has always wanted to teach Dance and has performed dance herself since the age of four.