Dance

QUT Dance Academy

QUT Dance Academy offers programs in schools, in choreography, technique and performance – for all ages.

Please visit our page on the QUT website if you’re interested in studying dance at tertiary level.

Stories from the Body

One of our Dance programs, ‘Stories from the Body’, involves the exploration of the individual and unique stories contained within, written on and about the body.

This program engages both primary and secondary students from Year 6 – Year 12 in an intergenerational, multi-arts performance project.

It encourages students to:

  • Explore movement and choreography through explorations of film and dance practices.
  • Challenge generational and societal stereotypes that emerge as a result of the collaborations between the participants.

This multi-faceted project has been run at  Tullawong SHS. It resulted in fantastic performances in local and city cultural venues.

See us in action!

This intergenerational multi-arts performance project project engages students in story, dance, film, movement and choreographic practice. It explore the individual and the unique stories within each student and connects year 10, 11 and 12 students with elders from their regional community.  The collaboratively facilitated workshops culminated in performances in local and city cultural venues.  School: Tullawong State High School. Artists: Gail Hewton, Samantha Williams, Vanessa Mafe and Emma Taylor. The project was funded by Arts Queensland and the Widening Participation program, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT.

This is just one example… We can design a program to suit your school’s needs!

What students say:

“Thanks for an awesome couple of weeks you were all helpful and fun!”

“I learnt that you can participate in things that you love and want to succeed in at university.”

“The program was fun, the people were nice and they made you feel welcome.”

“I learnt that dance is also about participation and expressing your feelings, to show the audience how you feel.”

 

INTERESTED? We’d love to come and present one of our programs to your class. For more information about programs, availability and to make bookings, contact us today!