Celebrating Achievements: Term 1 Highlights with REDed

Celebrating Achievements: Term 1 Highlights with REDed
09/05/2024 REDed

Celebrating Achievements: Term 1 Highlights with REDed

REDed has had a fantastically busy start to the year reaching more young dancers than ever before.

Term 1 has been a whirlwind of activity as we dedicated ourselves to refining the performances of our extra-curricular competition troupes. With a staggering 39 troupes comprising a remarkable 867 dancers, the passion and dedication to mastering choreography has been outstanding. Behind the scenes, our exceptional staff team has worked tirelessly to prepare for upcoming competitions. From choreographing routines to curating and crafting costumes; every detail has been thoughtfully attended to. Our troupes, representing 13 schools across New South Wales, are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming term.

Empowering through our First Nations Lens Program

Our curricular programs have been off to a powerful start this year as we ran our First Nations Lens Program at St Michael’s Daceyville and Vaucluse Public School. REDed’s First Nations Lens program was created in collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre. Our approach is organically woven throughout each lesson and includes a movement-based, land connected Acknowledgement to Country; movement exercises that explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ ways of living, being and sharing; and dedicated individual/group storytelling creations in relation to specifically created Australiana themed routines (such as Plants, Mountains, Animals, Community, Weather). The resounding success of this program fuels our anticipation for its continuation in Term 2.

“We’ve really seen their program expand this year, with the new focus they have introduced” – Deanne Di Stefano, St Michael’s Daceyville Assisting Principal

Elevating School Productions

Collaborating with Ascham School for their production of ‘Matilda’ the musical was also a highlight last term. Featuring the masterful choreography of our Senior REDed Instructor, Shelley Moore, the show was truly outstanding. Audiences were thrilled by the high quality of the production and the incredible performers.

“The stage came alive with talent, dedication, and pure magic, mirroring the indomitable spirit of Matilda herself. From captivating performances to stunning sets, every moment was a triumph.”—Peta Howley, Head of Junior School at Ascham 

Inspiring through Choreography Workshops

REDed was fortunate to hold a one-day choreography workshop that captivated students at Willoughby Public School. The workshop engaged students in the years 5-6 Show Troupe and was an excellent day spent creating and completing a performance routine that Willoughby Public School can now use to impress audiences at upcoming festivals and events. Congratulations to all involved for their outstanding efforts!

Anticipating the Brilliance of Term 2

As we set our sights on Term 2 at REDed, we prepare for another exciting array of programs and events. Our competition troupes are gearing up for a Dance Intensive Weekend Workshop, fine-tuning their skills for their upcoming competitions. Across four Eisteddfods in New South Wales, our troupes are ready to mesmerise audiences.

Moreover, we eagerly await the commencement of our curricular programs at three new schools – Bellevue Hill Public School, Middle Harbour Public School and MLC Burwood. We look forward to welcoming these new schools to the REDed family, which promises diverse dance experiences ranging from secondary hip-hop to pre-school programs. With anticipation running high, we’re ready for another exhilarating term at REDed and we look forward to sharing the highlights with you.

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