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Dance & Drama

At OLSH, Dance and Drama are valued as subjects that support the holistic education and wellbeing of our students, celebrate diversity and contribute creatively to our school community.

In the junior and middle school, Dance and Drama are offered throughout the year by regular and guest teachers, with performance opportunities including the Centralian Eisteddfod and OLSH College Concert.

At the Sadadeen campus, in our purpose-built studio, Dance and Drama are taught as elective subjects in Year 9 and 10. Students develop skills and confidence in performance and appreciation through learning a variety of styles or genres, creating performance work, exploring choreography or play-building, and analysing dance or drama work.

Year 11 and 12 Dance and Drama students follow the SACE Curriculum, with a rigorous and in-depth program of study including rehearsing for major performances and developing individual skills projects in chosen focus areas.

Alice Springs is rich in the performing arts, and we are fortunate to have frequent access to high-quality productions produced locally and nationally. Recent workshop opportunities presented by touring companies have included Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, The Australian Ballet Education Team, Sydney Dance Company and Incite Arts. Whether delivered live or online, this connection to the wider dance and drama industries has been inspiring for students at all levels of schooling. 

By engaging in Dance or Drama at OLSH, our aim is for students to develop their practical and creative potential, their capacity to work collaboratively, and their appreciation for others and self.