Dance Fair Victoria Choreographic Competition

Each year students in Grade Five and Six have the opportunity to enter the Dance Fair Victoria Choreographic Competition. We are able to enter two solos, two duos and two teams for both Grade Five and Grade Six. We are also able to enter one Troupe that can consist of students from both Grade Five and Six.


All the students were well prepared having put in many hours choreographing and rehearsing their dances for the competition. Working as a group to create and rehearse their own dance pieces required the students to listen to each other, provide and accept feedback, negotiate and solve problems. It was wonderful to see all students involved contribute their ideas.


On Saturday 2nd May, eighteen students competed in Dance Fair Victoria’s Choreographic Competition. The students performed confidently and enthusiastically in front of a large crowd, made up of their families and friends, including many past students. It was lovely to see the students encouraging their competitors and being very respectful back stage.


On Saturday 30th May, four Grade Five students competed in the solo and duo sections. While there were lots of nerves back stage, once the girls hit the stage they were true performers and they all danced beautifully.  Just before the night came to a close all the points from both the Grade Five and Grade Six competition nights were tallied and we were excited to hear them announce that Burwood Heights Primary School was the overall Primary School Champions for 2015!


A special congratulations to the students who were awarded places:

Grade 5 Solo 1st Place - Amelie

Grade 6 Solo 3rd Place – Mikayla

Grade 5 Duo 1st Place – Belinda and Amelie

Grade 5 Duo 2nd Place – Isabella and Kristy

Grade 6 Duo 1st Place – Ashleigh and Paige

Grade 6 Team 2nd Place – Maddie, Towa, Zoe, Samantha, Paige, Ashleigh & Mikayla

Grade 5/6 Troupe 2nd Place – Kieren, Eva, Lesedi, Zoe, Samantha, Paige, Maddie, Towa, Mikayla, Ayaka, Keeana & Rachael


Choreography Club will begin in August after the School Production. I highly recommend this club for students in Grade Four who are interested in competing at Dance Fair next year.


Jennifer Whiteoak