Toorak College students have many opportunities to perform throughout the year in an open, supportive environment. Performing to an audience enables our students to explore their creative selves, build confidence and shine, which complement other areas of academic study.
Drama enables students to use their imagination, explore talents and develop robust communication skills. Our drama performance calendar gives Toorak College students many opportunities to perform throughout the year. Highlights include our Year 6 production, middle years and senior years productions and the Toorak College musicals where students have the opportunity to combine their musical and dramatic talents.
Wardle House students have the opportunity to experience Dance and Movement and work collaboratively to choreograph a performance piece.
All Year 7 students participate in Dance and Movement, while Year 9 and 10 students are given further opportunities to study dance in the elective program. These students attend workshops, learn different dance styles, explore dance theory and choreograph performance pieces.
Performance opportunities include:
- The Year 6 production
- Dance production - Wardle House to Year 12
- Year 7 and 8 production
- Year 7 to 12 competition dance program
- Year 9 to 12 production
- Two VCE drama performance evenings
- Toorak College musical
- Small group performances for various School events (organised by our Drama Prefects)
- House Drama and Variety Competitions
We are excited to announce the launch of Toorak Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) in 2019. Students can develop skills, technique, confidence and a love of performing while learning from trained industry professionals. These classes are run on site, after school hours.
Classes run in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Jazz and provide students with the opportunity to further develop their technical skills in each dance style. Students can develop confidence, fitness and performance ability and will be provided with a performance opportunity either in a biannual Dance event or a display evening.
These classes are ideal for students who have a passion for singing and performing and immerse students is a class that combines singing, acting and movement. Students will study how a song is sung to tell a story, whilst developing their character work and dance skills through choreography. Students participating in these classes will be provided with a performance opportunity.
Drama classes will introduce the skills of performance through drama games, exercises, script work and creative play. Actors will build self-confidence and learn to speak and perform in front of others. Students participating in these classes will be provided with a performance opportunity either in a biannual Dance event or a display evening.