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Dance Troupes

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Dance Troupes is an extra-curricular program for students who are passionate about dance and performance.

With opportunities to perform and compete in eisteddfods throughout the year, the program caters for students of varied ages and dance experience.

Students train in a range of genres:

  • Musical theatre
  • Hip hop
  • Jazz
  • Bollywood
  • Contemporary

Dance Troupes Handbook

Please download the Dance Troupes Handbook (PDF, 689 KB) for an in-depth overview of the program.

 
For further information about our Dance Troupes program, please contact the Master in Charge.

 

Troupes

At the beginning of each school year, students may audition to be a part of one of the troupes.

Dance troupes available for boys, girls, and mixed classes.
TroupeStudents involved

Junior Dance Troupe

Female and male students in Year 7 to 9

Senior Dance Troupe

Female and male students in Year 10 to 12

Girls Crew

A hip hop crew for female students of all year levels

Bollywood Dance Troupe

Female and male students of all year levels


 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for all troupes run throughout Term 1 and Term 2, exclusive of school and public holidays. All rehearsals will cease after the eisteddfod in June with the exception of Senior and Junior Troupes. The 2021 rehearsal schedule is below and weekly rehearsals being in Week 5 Term 1:


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Morning

Junior Troupe
7:15am 8:45am
P104
Ms April Williams

 Bollywood Troupe
7:30am - 8:45am
P104 & P106
Ms Jasmin Henery


 

Afternoon

 

Girls Crew
3:00pm - 4:30pm
P104
Ms Hana Bermingham

Senior Dance Troupe
3:00pm 4:30pm
P104
Ms Kath Cadd


 

 

Any changes or additions to this rehearsal schedule will be communicated via email with at least one week's notice. Students and parents should also refer to Team App.

Team App

State High's Dance Troupes program uses a smartphone app to facilitate easier communication between staff, students and parents/guardians. Team App is designed for use on smartphones (android and iPhone), iPads and can also be viewed online. It is free to download and does not incur a membership fee.

Team App keeps member contact details private and no members can communicate with each other through the app.

To download, go to Team App:

  1. Sign up using your name, date of birth and email address. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
  2. Search for BSHS Dance and request access to the group students, teachers, or parents (whichever applies to you).
  3. Once your request is approved you will be able to see news and upcoming Dance Troupes events.

Workshops and competitions

Dance Troupe members can engage in industry professional workshops, showcases, performance at assemblies and school events and eisteddfods.

Events

DateEvent nameTroupe
Wednesday 3 February 2021
(3:00pm)
Auditions

Girls Crew

Thursday 4 February 2021

(Lunch time)

Auditions Bollywood

Wednesday 10 February 2021

(3:00pm)

Auditions

Senior Dance Troupe

Junior Dance Troupe

Monday 15 February 2021Dance Troupe Workshop & Information Night

All Dance Troupes

Parents

Saturday 6 March 2021Choreography Workshop#1

Girls Crew

Bollywood Troupe

Saturday 13 March 2021Choreography Workshop#2

Senior Dance Troupe

Junior Dance Troupe

Friday 11 June 2021Dance Concert Tech RehearsalAll Dance Troupes
Saturday 12 June 2021Dance Concert All Dance Troupes
​Tuesday 15 June 2021
​Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod Society ​Junior Troupe
​Wednesday 16 June 2021​Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod Society​Senior Troupe
Bollywood
Girls Crew
Friday 17 - Saturday 18 September 2021
​State High Centenary Showcase/Variety Production

​Senior Dance Troupe

Junior Dance Troupe

​​Friday 15 October 2021​Dance Celebration ​All Dance Troupes
Friday 19 November 2021
Year 12 Graduation Ceremony TBA

Calendar is subject to change - please refer to the Events Calendar on our website. Any changes to these dates will be communicated via Team App. 

Sub-committee

The Dance Troupes program has an active P&C Association Dance Troupes Sub-Committee.

 
The 2020 Dance Troupes Sub-committee is led by:
  • Chairperson Ms Susan Shears
  • Secretary Vacant
  • Treasurer Ms Melissa Watt
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Last reviewed 08 June 2021
Last updated 08 June 2021