We host a variety of events at the studio for community to get involved. Check them out.
Mid Year Performance
Each year toward the end of Term 2, we host a mid year performance celebrating everything students have learnt in the first half of the year. This is an energetic performance where everyone is trying something new.
2022 Mid Year Concert
Sunday July 3
End of Year Performance
This is the big performance everyone awaits with anticipation. During the 6 month lead up to the show, we focus on an important social justice matter educating our students on issues that help improve their wellbeing and connection to community. These important lessons are then weaved into their performance.
2022 End of Year Concert
December 10 & 11
Students attending private lessons are welcome to compete in local and interstate competitions.
Our advanced performance teams enter local competitions.
To date our students have qualified for and won national titles.
From time to time our students are invited to perform at local community events or with industry professionals.
This is an exciting opportunity for our students to get out into the local area and show community pride.
Some of our performances include:
- The opening of 'Traffic' by Lewis Major and Co, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021
- Guest performers in 'Edge of Dreams Tour' Dream Team Australia 2015
- the opening of 50SixOne Cafe in Mount Barker 2017
- Flashmobs at the Mount Barker Show 2015 & 2016
- Multiple performances as half time entertainment for the Maverick's basketball team 2014 - 2018
- Volunteers Day 2014
Workshops with Industry Professionals
We believe it is important for our students to meet, talk and learn from industry professionals. Each year we have a number of guests coming to the studio to share stories of their life as well as leading workshops for students to participate in.
Some of these guests have included:
Rejane Linford-Garcia (Dance Alive UK), Marnie Josefine Fiebig (WAAPA), Liesl Bourke (TUI Cruises Germany), Jorja Warburton (Dynamite QLD), Brooklyn Thornhill (Footings QLD), Penelope Shum (Soul Council SA), Jasmine Lynch (Independent Kpop Artist SA), Bboy Dreaded (Kings Only SA), Sarah Wilson (Lewis Major and Co), Melski Mel (original Adelaide Bgirl), Bboy Ma Moose (QLD), Locking Nai (NSW), Bboy Monsta (QLD), Stefaan Morrow (Lewis Major and Co), Melski Mel (Adelaide original Bgirl), Jazz Hriskin (Independent Dance Artist SA) and David Booth (Aboriginal Artist SA).
Meet and Greets
Along with workshops, we also run important meet and greets. These opportunities allow our students to meet people who have successfully achieved outstanding goals in the performing arts industry. These meet and greets serve as as a reminder to our students, that with hard work, you can achieve amazing things. Some of our guests have included: the Rybka Twins (WA), the Dream Team (QLD), Candy Apples (“Dance Moms” USA), Josef Brown (Sydney Dance Company, “Neighbours’ Television Show and MDM), Liesl Bourke (TUI Cruises Germany), Jennifer Barry (founding member of Australian Dance Theatre), Yolande Brown (Bangarra Dance Theatre).
Throughout the year students are able to participate in exciting dance battles. These events help students step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. They are also important moments allowing young people to hang out together and express themselves as individuals.
We are big fans of the annual Mount Barker Christmas pageant, and march every year as the Rockit Reindeers. Look out for our gigantic truck carrying all our tiny reindeers as the older students lead the way on foot. This is such a fun community event which everyone loves to get involved in.
The Mount Barker pageant takes place the first Saturday of December.
At the end of Term 1 and Term 3, we invite family and friends into the studio to come and watch students in class. This is a wonderful way for students to show their families what they have been learning, and proudly show off their new skills.
During the Choreographic Night, students take over and present works they have created themselves. Some students work in larger groups, others have selected to work in duos and trios whilst some brave students present solos.
Parents and friends are invited to come and see the students creations in a welcoming performance where the students take pride in the work they have created. This project is fabulous for team building, confidence building plus communication and creative development skills.
2021 Choreographic Night
Friday September 17