Week 5 was a short but very busy week in the College’s Dance Department. With extra rehearsals occurring in the lead up to the Catholic Performing Arts Festival performance, the Xanten Performing Arts Building was a flurry of students, music, dance and costumes. On Thursday 22 August, 68 students involved in the Canon’s Hip Hop Crew, The Senior Dance Team and The Junior Dance Team ventured off to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for a technical rehearsal and an evening performance. All students performed with enthusiasm and gusto despite some butterflies. I am very proud of the students’ efforts and achievements as they represented the College with great pride.
I would like to thank Year 12 students Lilika Mikaere and Gracie Farrar for being outstanding Captains and for leading and choreographing the Canon’s Hip Hop Crew this year. Thank you also to the Senior Dance Captain Tallulah Armenti and the Junior Dance Captain Bianca Valenti for their commitment, encouragement and support to their fellow peers and to the Dance Program.
Thank you to Mrs Jenny Palermo, Mrs Jenny Momus and Year 12 student Jo’hanna Langley who assisted with make-up and hair preparations on the evening. A big thanks must go to Mr Chadwick Beins and Mrs Katherine Freind for their support and assistance on the evening. Most importantly, thank you to the parents and guardians for your support and dedication, without which entering such dance festivals would not be possible. If you were able to attend the performance I hope you thoroughly enjoyed watching our students and your children smile, perform and show-off their incredible abilities on stage as much as I did!
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Miss L Alban (Dance Teacher)
Catholic Performing Arts Festival - Drama
It has been an incredible start for St Norbert College in the 2019 Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges.
Before the Festival even started, our College Drama Production entitled “Around the World in 8 Plays” was adjudicated and took home a Certificate of Merit thanks to the hard work of the 45-strong cast and their Director, Ms Kerri Hilton.
St Norbert College was also privileged enough to host the Secondary Drama section of the Festival in the Xanten Theatre with both the Junior and Senior Drama Clubs participating on Thursday 1 August. Both ensembles were awarded Certificates of Merit for their plays which was again a testament to the talents of our Drama students and Ms Hilton.
Mr C Beins (Head of Learning: The Arts)