Connected through dance

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Dancing students.21 October 2019

Students at Kilbreda College, Mentone, are connecting through their mutual love of dance.

The Kilbreda Dance Company (KDC), an initiative developed by dance teacher Ms Cara Mitchell in 2018, aims to connect students with the wider community, regardless of their year level.

Students prepare their own choreography and teach it to others, offering everyone the opportunity to become involved with dance.

The KDC is all about connectedness. It allows students to build confidence and improve their physical skills, at the same time as forming new friendships.

The KDC currently has four teams: Coral, Emerald, Aqua and Fuchsia, and is made up of approximately 60 members, including student leaders and participants. They have performed at assemblies, lunchtimes and soirées, among other occasions.

Team Fuchsia recently entered their first competition: the Southern Federation of Dance Choreographic Competition.

The four Year 7 and six Year 8 students were led by senior students Gemma Mravljak, Tasha Sampieri and Hunter Reynolds. Together they choreographed two competition items, ‘Red Ribbon’ and ‘Americano’.

The team then performed in both the lyrical and jazz sections, receiving not one but two first-place awards. Year 7 student, Emmerson Bryant, also won the all-ages solo lyrical section with her own choreographed piece.