At Toorak College, we believe that performance provides opportunity for self-expression, self-discovery and reflection. We provide our students with the opportunity to perform throughout the year in an open, supportive environment. Performing to an audience enables our students to explore their creative selves, build confidence and shine, which compliments other areas of their academic studies.
Our students when studying Drama are encouraged to use their imaginations, explore their passion and develop robust communication skills. Our drama performance calendar gives Toorak College students many opportunities to perform throughout the year. Highlights include our Junior School Musical Theatre production, our contemporary Senior School theatrical experiences and the Toorak College musical where students have the opportunity to combine their musical and dramatic talents.
DanceAt Toorak, we enjoy catering to students who have a passion for Dance. We have an extensive selection of Dance programs our students can be involved in. From our competition dancers through to our inclusive Dance Performance productions, we cater for all levels and abilities. We provide opportunities for our dancers to attend workshops and visit professional dance performances to help further foster their interest in dance.
Performance opportunities include:
- Year 6 Musical Theatre production
- Dance Project - Wardle House to Year 12
- Year 7 and 8 theatrical performance
- Year 5 to 12 competition dance program
- Year 9 to 12 theatrical performance
- Year 8 performance evenings
- VCE Drama and Dance performance evenings
- Toorak College Musical Theatre production
- Small group performances for various School events
- House Drama, Variety and House Dance Competitions.
We are excited to announce the launch of Toorak Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) in 2019. Students can develop skills, technique, confidence and a love of performing while learning from trained industry professionals. These classes are run on site, after school hours.
Classes run in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Jazz and provide students with the opportunity to further develop their technical skills in each dance style. Students can develop confidence, fitness and performance ability and will be provided with a performance opportunity either in a biannual Dance event or a display evening.
These classes are ideal for students who have a passion for singing and performing and immerse students is a class that combines singing, acting and movement. Students will study how a song is sung to tell a story, whilst developing their character work and dance skills through choreography. Students participating in these classes will be provided with a performance opportunity.
Drama classes will introduce the skills of performance through drama games, exercises, script work and creative play. Actors will build self-confidence and learn to speak and perform in front of others. Students participating in these classes will be provided with a performance opportunity either in a biannual Dance event or a display evening.