Dance

The Dance program at Tranby College enables students to develop and present ideas through a variety of genres, styles and forms. Through critical decision making in individual and group work, movement is manipulated and refined. Students use a wide range of creative processes, such as improvisation and the use of choreographic elements and devices, and draw on their own physicality to make dance works. The theory component of the Dance course covers safe dance practises and health issues related to dance, experiential anatomy, dance terminology, self-reflection and responses to dance works.

Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in every lesson to strive to reach their potential in regards to technique, strength, flexibility and coordination. The College offers ATAR Dance for students wishing to pursue a career in Dance or complete further study at Tertiary level at institutes such as the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The main genre studied in the ATAR course is contemporary.

All Dance students have the opportunity to perform in the College's Dance Night or the biannual College Production. Year 11 and 12 students, have the added opportunity to attend an interstate Arts trip, which usually occurs in the off year to the Production.

Years 7, 8 and 9

The Year 7 - 9 Dance courses at Tranby College run for either one term (Year 7) or one semester (Year 8 - 9). It introduces students to either jazz, contemporary and/or tap technique, the elements of dance and choreographic devices. Students learn to appreciate dance through viewing and analysing their own and others performances.

Years 10, 11 and 12

The Year 10 - 12 Dance courses at Tranby are yearlong and encourage students to refine the technique gained in previous years' study of dance and work at an advanced level. Students participate in excursions to the theatre to watch live performances and have the added opportunity to perform in small groups and solos.

Dance Academy

Tranby College offers an auditioned, extension program for elite dancers. Students participate in conditioning and advanced level technique in ballet, contemporary and jazz along with workshops run by current industry professionals. The students experience of dance is broadened by regular excursions to the theatre to view professional dance works by notable dance companies. Students are provided with regular performance opportunities including College and community events, as well as extra items in the College Dance Night performance and College Production.