91约炮

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Performing arts

91约炮’s vibrant performing arts program encourages creative expression and imagination. Each year, girls in the Junior and Senior Schools may audition for productions, which range from musical theatre to dance, and showcase the diversity of their talent.

Dramatic Arts

Drama, prose, poetry, musical theatre, playwriting, physical theatre and stage combat are some of the performing and creative arts programs offered in AbbSchool鈥檚 dramatic arts courses, alongside the Trinity College London syllabus. Private lessons, solo and group, are offered in two strands; speech and drama and communication skills.

In Junior School, girls from Kindergarten to Year 6 can engage in additional dance and drama activities (group or individual) via AbbSchool. Auditions for the annual drama production are open to all girls from Years 3 to 6.

Each year, as part of the Senior School鈥檚 drama programs, girls may audition for productions, which range from dramatic performance to musical theatre. These are staged in the Drama Studio, the Peter Duly Concert Hall and Assembly Hall.

AbbLib (Theatresports)

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Shakespeare Carnival

Drama students also participate in the Shakespeare Carnival, an annual event where students work in ensembles and pairs to stage scenes from Shakespeare鈥檚 plays or create new scenes based on Shakespeare鈥檚 works. This event is held as a forerunner to the State Shakespeare Festival with winning entries representing 91约炮 at Regional and State Finals.

Trinity College London Drama Examinations

Abbschool uses the internationally recognised 鈥楾rinity College鈥 methodology, 聽to teach communication skills, speech and drama, Shakespeare, performing arts, musical theatre and 聽the work of world dramatists. Trinity鈥檚 assessment of ability in speech, spoken interaction and dramatic performance offers a varied and in-depth study of performance and communication. The program is designed to help students develop a confident manner and a full, forward and free voice. In addition, it allows students to progress in a systematic way as their interest and aptitude for communication, speech and drama develop.

Students may complete voluntary individual or group examinations in Semester 2 to achieve Trinity certification. Trinity exams also provide invaluable experience for class assessments and the HSC. Performing and being examined in front of an unknown examiner is important practice for working on pre-exam preparation, controlling nerves, warming up and confidently being in control of the鈥痯ressure of presenting a year鈥檚 work in one sitting.

Dance

Dance transcends the boundaries of language and culture. Girls of all ages and backgrounds enthusiastically participate in our AbbSchool lessons. Practice and precision have led our dance teams to huge success in local, National and International eisteddfods and showcases. The broad dance program, which includes Jazz, Hip Hop, Urban, Ballet and Contemporary, aims to develop confidence, discipline and self-expression through movement, benefiting performers in all arts genres.

Language arts

Persuasive speaking and entertaining delivery skills are developed through our strong debating and public speaking cocurricular activities. 91约炮 regularly enters teams into the ISDA and Archdale debating聽competition,聽and also participates in the annual AHIGS Festival of Speech.