Curricular Dance

Curricular Dance focuses on the study of dance as an art form, rather than learning just the technical qualities required to execute dance.

At Pymble, the study of Curricular Dance has three focus areas. Performance looks at dance technique, safe dance practice and performance quality. In Composition, students explore the process of choreographing a dance work. Whilst the third focus area, Appreciation, provides girls with the opportunity to look at dance history and analysis of dance works.

Each year, all Elective Dance students perform at the Curricular Dance and Drama Showcase in the College’s outstanding Gillian Moore Centre of Performing Arts (GMCPA). The showcase provides all Elective Dance students the opportunity to display what they have learnt during the year on a professional stage.

Since the HSC Dance course started five years ago, Pymble has received 18 Nominations for Callback, a showcase of exemplary dance works produced by students for their practical examinations. Our Elective Dance students have also been selected for Fast & Fresh, and regularly attend a variety of Dance Productions and workshops each year.

Co-Curricular Dance

Pymble Ladies’ College has a strong culture of Co-curricular Dance which includes a variety of classes for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The College program prides itself on catering to girls of all abilities and interests.

The classes on offer include:

  •  Tap
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Jazz Funk Hip Hop
  • Jazz Cheer
  • Lyrical Hip Hop
  • Contemporary
  • Musical Theatre
  • Strength and Technique
  • Ballet Strength Development
  • Urban Dance
  • Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet

Secondary students also have the opportunity to be an Assistant Dance Teacher in the program.

Eisteddfod Groups

Pymble’s Eisteddfod dance groups are selective groups of advanced and promising dancers who wish to excel, be challenged and be a part of a dedicated dance team.

All girls wishing to join an Eisteddfod group are welcome to audition in Term 4 of each year. Our very successful Eisteddfod Groups perform at a variety of Eisteddfods throughout Sydney during the year. The regular Eisteddfods they compete at are Sydney Eisteddfod, Extreme Eisteddfod, Ryde, Dance Life Unite, Newcastle Dance Attack and Hills Dance Spectacular.

Girls in Eisteddfod groups also have the opportunity in Years 9 to 12 to apply to participate in a dance tour through the United States of America.

The Eisteddfod groups Pymble currently offeres are:

Junior School (selective groups from Year 4 to 6) Secondary School (level based selective groups from Years 7 to 12)
  • Eisteddfod Jazz
  • Eisteddfod Lyrical
  • Contemporary (White, Scarlet and Navy)
  • Jazz (White, Scarlet and Navy)

Dance Showcase

All Dance students participate in the College’s annual Co-curricular Dance Showcase held in Term 4 in the Gillian Moore Centre of Performing Arts (GMCPA).

Each year the showcase has a theme and attracts over 1,500 audience members who are left in amazement at the talent, enthusiasm and spirit which the Pymble Dancers display when performing in the professionally staged production. It is a very popular, and not to be missed event, on the Pymble calendar.