Fri, June 11, 2021
When you dance your body releases endorphins, the chemical that triggers positive energy and good vibes, and this was most definitely in evidence at the Australian School of the Arts’ recent annual dance celebration, Just Dance 2021.   

The audiences at both the matinee and evening shows were treated to a joyful, kaleidoscope of performances by our Middle and Senior College students in a range of performance styles, including Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Entertainment.  Items included performances by our ASTA Dance Academy Ensembles, Performance Troupes, Classroom Dance students, Senior College Choreography Competition place winners and items from our 2021 Australian School of the Arts Musical Production of Les Misérables.  

Two additional items that proved to be crowd favourites were the Prefect and Teacher item and the Alumni item, River Deep Mountain High.  Featuring a group of  eight alumni dancers from as far back as 2004, this item was a truly special tribute to College Principal, Dr Lyn Bishop, at her last ever Just Dance.

According to Head of ASTA Enrichment, Miss Lauren Cossettini, “Watching our students perform again this year was a powerful reminder of the synergistic relationship that exists between our Dance curriculum and co-curricular Dance program at Sheldon College. Working in tandem they provide the platform for students to further develop creativity, confidence, expression and resilience as young performers, all of which was evident through their joy and passion on stage.”