Since celebrating their way back into school, our Dance and Drama students have enjoyed some special opportunities. The Dramatic Arts department has embraced the gradual ‘opening up’ of Queensland, enjoying the exceptional Dance and Drama opportunities on offer 

Workshops have been running hot in our Dramatic Arts department over the past few weeks. Our Year 8 Dance students shone in an African dance workshop with Phluxus2 Dance Collective. Our Year 9 Dance students smashed it in a Hip Hop workshop with Elements Collective and our Year 10s were treated to a personalised workshop experience with dancers from the Queensland Ballet! The Year 8 Drama classes also enjoyed a theatrical experience as they watched a live-streamed performance by Poetry in Action 

In other news, our Mini, Junior and Senior Dance Companies had a fabulous time performing at the Evolution Dance Competition” at the start of August. It was their debut performance for 2020 and they made Genesis dance history by being the first time three Genesis Dance Companies, including our Years 5 and 6 students, performed on a competition stage. Their placings are evidence of the hard work and determination the students have demonstrated this year, despite experiencing numerous hurdles:  

  •  2 x 1st place 
  • 2 x 2nd place 
  • 3 x 3rd place 
  • 1 x Highly commended

Congratulations to all 50 performers on their outstanding work!  

 Rise Up Challenge

We are also very excited to launch the ‘Rise Up Challenge’, Dance Competition, coming to Genesis in October! Please see our social media platforms and the Genesis App for more information and watch the promotional video. Get excited and get entering!   

We have entered the second half of 2020 with excitement and motivation and a devotion to do what we love 


Emily Briddock

Innovation and Learning Leader – Dramatic Arts (7-12)