Dancers in Grace Academy ensembles are encouraged and inspired to work as part of a team to foster creativity and produce excellence. Our students are provided with experience across a wide facet of opportunities, from training and workshops, to competition and service.  We have been privileged to work with industry professionals over the years including Jason Coleman, Callum Mansfield, Marko Panzic and Adam Parson plus many more.

The Dance Troupes in Grace Academy consistently achieve highly in eisteddfods, winning Overall Best High School at Beenleigh Eisteddfod and most recently, winning the National Championship in the Jazz and Contemporary sections at the DanceLife Unite Eisteddfod at Luna Park in Sydney. Our teachers strive to instill confidence and technique in every member of the program.

Our key ensembles are by auditioned entry, with other opportunities available to new and developing dancers. All students are valued, respected and encouraged to pursue their potential as performing artists in the field. 

 

Grace Academy Music Video: "Young Blood"

2015 Grace Celebrates

Grace Academy students performing as part of Grace Celebrates 2016 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Explore Dance by Location


GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE - CABOOLTURE CAMPUS

Dance Club

DIRECTOR: Ms Meg Schrodter

ENTRANCE: Signup

REHEARSAL TIME:

Dance Club is essentially an ‘all-comers’ group where students are given the opportunity to learn and improve their dance skills.  Prior dance experience and auditions are not required and the dance teacher runs the class to cater to the variety of levels and interests of the students involved.

Students are taught a wide variety of techniques and styles in a dance class environment. Each week the session begins with a warm-up and is followed by choreography where the students learn routines that are polished and used for school performances throughout the year.  These groups may contribute to performances at school events and services as well as Performing Arts concerts.

The group rehearses one lunch time each week and while this group is a less performance-oriented ensemble, a high level of student commitment to rehearsals and performances is still required.

Dance Troupe

DIRECTOR: Ms Meg Schrodter

ENTRANCE: Auditioned

REHEARSAL TIME:

Co-curricular Dance at Grace Lutheran College allows students to explore dance in a safe and appropriate way.  The College ethos suggests that at Grace we are preparing young people for life and work in the world.  This is pivotal in the selection of style, dance technique, music and choreography where the function of dance seeks both to celebrate our Christian faith (Liturgical Dance) as well as explore dance for dances sake (Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap).  Dance Troupe is auditioned based.  Students of all dance abilities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

This ensemble comprises up to 20 students.  The group rehearses once during the school week.  Students are taught a wide variety of techniques in a dance class environment.  Each week the session begins with warm-up and technique and is followed by choreography where the students learn routines that are polished and used for both school and external performances throughout the year.  This group contributes to performances at school events and services as well as Performing Arts concerts.  Costumes are provided by the College, however, some basic items may be asked of the students, depending on the nature of the routine.  


Caboolture Campus Musical

ROLES: Cast (Leads, Chorus), Orchestra (Senior musical only), Costuming, Makeup, Backstage Crew, Set Design and Construction

ENTRANCE: Cast and Orchestra Auditioned, Other roles signup

Grace has a long tradition of excellence in the staging of Musicals. Students from the Caboolture campus have participated in senior productions of Anything Goes (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2013) and West Side Story (2011).

Musical productions give students the opportunity to combine their gifts and work across art forms in performance.  They are an opportunity for collaboration amongst a variety of departments within the school context, where staff lead the way in revealing to students how appreciating the strengths of others and working together towards a shared goal or vision, can offer extraordinary personal rewards and satisfaction.  This cross-arts collaboration encourages students to share their strengths and learn new skills in other areas of the arts.

A Musical is acknowledged as a big commitment.  Academics and students welfare must be taken into account prior to and for the duration of the Musical process.  Students and parents are clearly informed of the commitment requirements prior to the start of rehearsals and are asked to consider their student schedule and academic status, keeping in mind the benefits of the production before allowing their student to commit to the production.  Staff at the College, are aware of at risk students, who if they choose to commit to the production are carefully monitored and offered aid where necessary.  Students and parents are asked to sign a commitment form, which is given out at the parent night along with a comprehensive rehearsal schedule to help parents and students make an informed choice about their involvement.

The Musical process is an intense one, however not only do students benefit from and enjoy the thrill of a big production experience, but they walk away with interpersonal skills that can only be gained from this kind of involvement.


GRACE LUTHERAN COLLEGE - ROTHWELL CAMPUS

Dance Club

DIRECTOR: Mrs Natasha Erskine

ENTRANCE: Signup

REHEARSAL TIME: One Lunchtime

Dance Club is essentially an ‘all-comers’ group where students are given the opportunity to learn and improve their dance skills.  Prior dance experience and auditions are not required and the dance teacher runs the class to cater to the variety of levels and interests of the students involved.

Students are taught a wide variety of techniques and styles in a dance class environment.  Each week the session begins with a warm-up and technique and is followed by choreography where the students learn routines that are polished and used for school performances throughout the year.  These groups may contribute to performances at school events and services as well as Performing Arts concerts.

The group rehearses one lunch time each week and while this group is a less performance-oriented ensemble, a high level of student commitment to rehearsals and performances is still required.

Middle School Dance Troupe

DIRECTOR: Mrs Natasha Erskine

ENTRANCE: Audition

REHEARSAL TIME: Weekly

Co-curricular Dance at Grace Lutheran College allows students to explore dance in a safe and appropriate way.  The College ethos suggests that at Grace we are preparing young people for life and work in the world.  This is pivotal in the selection of style, dance technique, music and choreography where the function of dance seeks both to celebrate our Christian faith (Liturgical Dance) as well as explore dance for dances sake (Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, etc).  The Middle School Performance Troupes is audition based, and students of all dance abilities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Students are taught a wide variety of techniques in a dance class environment.  Each week the session begins with warm-up and technique and is followed by choreography where the students learn routines that are polished and used for both school and external performances throughout the year, including eisteddfods.  Costumes are provided by the College, however, some basic items may be asked of the students, depending on the nature of the routine. 

Senior Dance Troupe

DIRECTOR: Mrs Rachel Grieve

ENTRANCE: Audition

REHEARSAL TIME: Weekly

Co-curricular Dance at Grace Lutheran College allows students to explore dance in a safe and appropriate way.  The College ethos suggests that at Grace we are preparing young people for life and work in the world.  This is pivotal in the selection of style, dance technique, music and choreography where the function of dance seeks both to celebrate our Christian faith (Liturgical Dance) as well as explore dance for dances sake (Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, etc).  The Middle School Performance Troupes is audition based, and students of all dance abilities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Students are taught a wide variety of techniques in a dance class environment.  Each week the session begins with warm-up and technique and is followed by choreography where the students learn routines that are polished and used for both school and external performances throughout the year, including eisteddfods.  Costumes are provided by the College, however, some basic items may be asked of the students, depending on the nature of the routine. 


Rothwell Campus Middle School Musical & Senior Musical

ROLES: Cast (Leads, Chorus), Orchestra (Senior musical only), Costuming, Makeup, Backstage Crew, Set Design and Construction

ENTRANCE: Cast and Orchestra Auditioned, Other roles signup

Grace has a long tradition of excellence in the staging of Musicals. Recent senior productions have included Anything Goes (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2013), West Side Story (2011), Pirates of Penzance (2009) and My Fair Lady (2007). Recent Middle School productions have included Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat (2014), The Aristocats (2012) and Seussical (2010). Middle School and Senior Musical run biannually in alternating years.

Musical productions give students the opportunity to combine their gifts and work across art forms in performance.  They are an opportunity for collaboration amongst a variety of departments within the school context, where staff lead the way in revealing to students how appreciating the strengths of others and working together towards a shared goal or vision, can offer extraordinary personal rewards and satisfaction.  This cross-arts collaboration encourages students to share their strengths and learn new skills in other areas of the arts.

A Musical is acknowledged as a big commitment.  Academics and students welfare must be taken into account prior to and for the duration of the Musical process.  Students and parents are clearly informed of the commitment requirements prior to the start of rehearsals and are asked to consider their student schedule and academic status, keeping in mind the benefits of the production before allowing their student to commit to the production.  Staff at the College, are aware of at risk students, who if they choose to commit to the production are carefully monitored and offered aid where necessary.  Students and parents are asked to sign a commitment form, which is given out at the parent night along with a comprehensive rehearsal schedule to help parents and students make an informed choice about their involvement.

The Musical process is an intense one, however not only do students benefit from and enjoy the thrill of a big production experience, but they walk away with interpersonal skills that can only be gained from this kind of involvement.


ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Grace Academy Dance Studio

DIRECTOR: Ms Meg Schrodter