Wyndham Dance provides students with the opportunity to be engaged, motivated, stay fit, creative, artistic and have fun whilst studying at Wyndham College.
The approach to the training of each student in dance results in a well-trained and healthy dancer that works within their own bodies capabilities and limitations so that every student can feel as though they are achieving their best.
DANCE AT WYNDHAM COLLEGE
Each student’s journey at Wyndham College is individual and we aim to support, guide and assist them to be the best they can be.
Dance is a visual art form that is about the lines created with the body, Dynamic energies explored and self expression, to evoke emotion in an audience through conveying a concept or story or just for dance sake. It requires constant perfecting and work to improve body control, strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility etc. At Wyndham College we work with the students to motivate, mentor and drive students to achieve better.
We currently provide extra curricular opportunities to students at Wyndham in Dance that allow them to perform within our community, in theatres, at school and in professional environments. The Wyndham College Dance Ensemble meets every Friday to rehearse and prepare for these performances.
The subjects offered at Wyndham College involving Dance are as follows:
Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
CERTIFICATE III IN ASSISTANT DANCE TEACHING
Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching is being offered as a subject that dance students can study in Year 11 & 12. It has been offered for the first time at Wyndham College in 2020. This course provides opportunities for students to be involved in the hands on teaching of dance within our community and provides students with a nationally accredited qualification from TAFE (Certificate III) that can be used in the dance teaching world once exiting high school.
In addition to several units of competency, students mustcomplete a minimum of 70hrs industry relevant work placement over the duration of the course. In order to achieve this we utilise contacts within the community such as primary schools, local dance schools and day care centres to provide students with an optimum chance to experience a variety of work place environments.
Synergy Dance Festival
Blacktown Festival of the Arts
Dance OFF Dance Camp
Dance OFF Troupe
State Dance Festival
MADD Performing Arts Evening
POST SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
Some dance graduates from Wyndham College are now enjoying further study in full-time dance schools, colleges or dance teaching. Some of these schools include but are not limited to: Brent Street Full-time, The Village on Broadway, Academy of Music and Performing Arts, The Australian College of Physical Education, Macquarie University, University of NSW.
Successful professional careers are being developed with companies such as Tiny Toes ballet, local dance schools as well as students furthering their studies to become High School Dance teachers.
In 2019 Wyndham College received 6 nominations for Callback.
Callback is recognition of exemplary performances in the HSC Practical Dance Exam. The following students were successful in being nominated in the following areas:
Emily McKenzie – Core Composition
Taylor Scott – Core Composition
Ramt Trinidad – Core Composition and Major Compostion
Erin Wilson – Core Performance and Major Performance
Wyndham College has also received nominations for Callback in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
In 2014 Lotus Rana a dance student at Wyndham College received a mark of 99 in the HSC Dance exam and was ranked 4th in the state.
Recent and regular performances and attendance at Synergy Dance Festival, PULSE, Schools Spectacular, Dance OFF Dance camp, Blacktown Festival of the Arts and the 2013 China Tour.
Chloe graduated from Wyndham College in 2015 and began teaching dance and cheer full time. She gained her IASF level 2 in tumbling and building (stunting) for cheer and has taught all styles of dance. Chloe enrolled in a teaching certificate for early childhood in 2020 and now teaches at Hopskotch Kindergarten in Schofields. Chloe teaches the children dance once a week as well as their early childhood studies. She has taught at various dance schools including: Tinytoes Ballet & Jigsaw.
Bredan Graduated from Wyndham College in 2015. He danced for Vogue Dance Studio from 2006 and took over ownership of the studio at the beginning of 2017. He teaches students of all ages, babies through to adults. His studio offers students Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap and Jazz and have a handful of talented teachers who work alongside him. Brendan said that "I’m so fortunate to have a job in a field that I am so passionate about, I absolutely love it."
Since graduating from Wyndham College in 2016, Gemma has been involved in dance, gym, fitness and music teaching. She has recently trained with "Music Together" and also worked with choreographer Ricco Black from Black Studios in workshops in Mexico City. Currently Gemma teaches contemporary and ballet private lessons to students in Sydney and Ireland. She also takes private lessons in aerial trapeze at Aerialize in Canterbury and plans to study Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
Currently teaches jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and lyrical in a local dance school. Trained and currently teaching Ready Set Dance (a preschool dance program). Accredited and currently coaching in Australian All Stars Cheer.
Nadia graduated from Wyndham in 2013. She is a Sydney based dancer & singer. Nadia trained at Brent Street Studios Triple Threat fulltime course in 2015, and completed Marko Panzic- Show Business in 2017. Some of her credentials include; The Voice Season 4, ABC TV, Mazda launch of CX-5, Tony & Guy, Soul Origin. She has performed in front of 50,000 people for artists such as, Deadmou5 and Showtek for ‘Sensation Celebrate life’ Festival. She teaches at multiple dance studios across Sydney.
Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Associate Degree of Music majoring in Musical Theatre)
Dannielle has studied and enjoyed dance most of her life. She was Wyndham's Vice-Captain in 2010 and studied dance for her HSC. Dannielle studied at the Australian College of Physical Education and returned to Wyndham as a teacher from 2017-2019. Dannielle currently teaches dance in various dance studios in Sydney while working full time as a high school Dance / PDHPE teacher. She recently completed her Cert. 3 in Assistant Dance Teaching and her Cert. 4 in Training & Assessment,
Sarah studied dance for her HSC and graduated from Wyndham College in 2016. Since graduating Sarah has continued to take dance and aerial classes recreationally. She is currently studying her Bachelor in Paramedicine and works as a part time dance and aerial silks teacher for a local dance studio and absolutely loves it. Dance has always been a big part of Sarah's life and she loves that she is still able to share her love and passion for it.
Currently studying to be a High School Dance/PDHPE Teacher - Australian College of Physical Education.
Kristin has extensive dance experience, having been involved in dance teaching, promotional work, modelling and acting. Kristin studied at The Village on Broadway and has performed in youth musicals such as Hairspray and Legally Blonde. Kristin was a cheerleader for the Cronulla Sharks in 2018 & 2019. She currently runs her own fitness training program called ‘Kristin Martin Fitness’ on Instagram. Her business helps young females transform their bodies & develop sustainable, healthy habits.
Completed Bachelors Degree at Macquarie University (Human Sciences majoring in Public Health and Community Services), Dance Teaching (3-12 years), Professional Cheerleading, Currently working in marketing.
Lotus was a high flyer at Wyndham College and achieved an ATAR of 99 and 4th in the state for HSC dance in 2014. She was Dux of Wyndham College. Lotus teaches ballet at Tiny Toes and Ballet School Australia (2015-2019) and completed Bachelor of Marketing and Media at Macquarie University 2019.
Taylor is currently studying at university and is a teacher at Tiny Toes Ballet School. She really enjoys teaching ballet and jazz to her young students five days a week. Taylor is also is an assistant "Ready-Set-Dance" teacher at Static Dance Studios. Taylor is currently competing in the 15/o elite troupe, and completing her level 12 Glenn Wood Tap exam. Taylor is a very talented dancer who is always working to improve her technique and understanding of dance.
Dance Teacher. Completed module one Certificate in Acrobatics Arts, and currently teaching private technical coaching, dance sessions at school holiday posh care, acrobatics, aerial circus arts, jazz, cheer, tumbling, ready set dance, lyrical.
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