Dance & Wakakirri Programs

Dance students at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College have the opportunity to learn in a professional dance setting. Our studio equipped with sprung wooden floors, mirrors and surround sound audio. There are a wide range of performance opportunities available to students including the National Dance and Drama Competition the Wakakirri Secondary School Competition.

Year 9 & 10 Dance

Year 9 and 10 students can elect to undertake a semester of dance studies as part of our elective program.
Students study techniques for building choreography and creating original dance works. They are taught the essential skills to safely practice dance, and explore the development of a variety of styles. Students will also work towards developing their physical and expressive skills in dance and performance.

VET Dance (Year 11 & 12)

VCE and VCAL students have the opportunity to undertake VET Dance Studies. At the completion of two-year course, students will receive Certificate II in Dance and a study score that will contribute towards their VCE ATAR score.

This course provides students with an array of opportunities to perform in professional settings and includes a vast range of current industry knowledge. With technique classes and special guest workshops held in the dance studio, students will be able to receive professional feedback and training in their chosen style.

This pre-vocational course will prepare students to audition for further tertiary training in dance as a teacher, performer or choreographer.

Wakakirri Secondary School Competition

The Wakakirri Secondary Schools Competition is a national dance and drama production that offers students the opportunity to create original dance works and present them in a professional stage show.

2015 Wakakirri Production

In 2015 our student leaders are working towards delivering a story to the nation stage centered on ‘achievement’.

‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ – sees a young girl trying to overcome the external and internal boundaries that interfere with her dream of graduation from school. 

Students will bring this production to life in the Wakakirri heats at The Clocktower in Monee Ponds on Monday August 10th 2015. They will be hoping to secure a spot at the Victorian Wakakirri finals, which are being held on the 16th of September at the Melbourne Arts Centre.

College Performances & Awards

2015 – ‘Dream.Believe.Achieve’
(Victorian Story of the Year)

State Awards
Best Inspirational Story
Best Dance Production
Most Impressive Finale

National Awards
National Story of the Year Nominee

2014 – ‘Break the Divide’
(Victorian Story of the Year)

State Awards
Best Show Stopping Group Dance
Best Choreography
Best Blockbuster Story

National Awards
Best Story Victoria
National Story of the Year Nominee
Reconciliation Australia’s Cultural Story Award

2013 – ‘FEEL THE BEAT’

State Awards
Best Choreography
Best Entertainment
Best Blockbuster
Best Supporting Male

National Awards
National Story of the Year Nominee

Student choreography leader, Te Manawanui Paraha was one of only two students who were offered a scholarship to the world renowned dance studio ‘Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance’ as a result of the performance in the 2013 finals.

2014 Performance – ‘Break the Divide’