The performance workshop was hosted by Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College Burwood on August 18. Guest choreographer Jason Lewis provided 90-second sequence of moves for students to learn ahead of the event, and to inject their own moves and personality into. Students also chose their own music for the performance.
Lewis, who has danced with Michael Jackson and choreographed season one of The Next Step, gave students feedback along with a panel of judges to perfect their routine for a second performnce. The afternoon was also spent learning a technical routine he designed and creating a short video clip of this.
St Anthony’s Glee Club students were the only newcomers to the program in 2016. They impressed judges with their energy and gratitude.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for all of the students involved,” said Glee Club teacher Bridget O’Neill.
“It provided them with an external outlet to showcase their original design piece, perform in front of a major audience on a professional stage and be provided with feedback which they have taken back and are using to prepare their next concert.
“The new dance skills from guest choreographer Jason Lewis have also provided a springboard into a new genre of dance.
“The students are now working very hard on what looks to be our biggest and best concert yet! They are putting together a show-stopping mixture of compilations with everything from a capella songs to hip hop and cheerleading.”