Formal and informal drama productions, dance, concerts and events are staged throughout the year. In addition to the annual major production there are clubs such as:
- Year 10 Lunchtime Showcases twice a year
- Year 11 Fairytale Production
- Year 12 Shakespeare Production; Soap Opera Evening
- Year 13 Maori Contemporary Play Evening
- Participation in “Dziah to Dream” Programme Dance Troupe that participates in ‘Bring it On’ and ‘Raize the Roof’
- Senior Dance Troupe that participates in MSSPAA, NZCAF and FISAF Championships Dance Troupe Leadership Programme.
Participation in all aspects of production by students at all levels is further encouraged by events such as expressive arts week.
Toa Toa Mix It Up dance competition
Toa Toa Mix It Up Dance competition encourages secondary school students to blend Hip Hop Dance with other cultures. The result is fusion Dance. The competition is run in association with the Ka - Mind, Body and Spirit programme through the Mika Haka Foundation.
This year we entered two teams; The Shake Shakinz, a five girl crew and The Boomshakalakaz, an all boy crew made up of 8 dancers. The heats were held on Saturday 1st August at the Mt Albert YMCA. Both teams performed well. The Shake Shakinz were placed 1st in the All Girl Crew section and the Boomshakalakaz were placed 1st in the All Boy Crew category. The boys also placed 1st overall. Both crews will now be competing in the Grand Final which will take place at the Auckland City YMCA on Grey Street on Saturday 22nd August. We would really like to see friends and whanau their to support our dancers.
Please see Ms Howard for more details.
Wind in the Willows
The 2009 school production was Wind in the Willows. Click here to see photos.
Krazzy 4 Dance is crazy for the Boomshakalakas
On Saturday April 4th the Boomshakalakas packed into the minibus and drove out to Mangere Town Centre to perform on a small stage in the middle of a crowded shopping complex. Ms Howard had entered them into the final heat of open auditions to appear on a new TV series called Krazzy 4 Dance. In front of a large and noisy crowd, the boys pulled off a stellar performance to wow the judges. Two days later they received word that they had made it onto the show.
The first studio filming took place on Saturday 2nd May. Feedback from the judges described their performance as “Epic, energetc, inspiring and the top team to watch”. The show airs on Triangle TV and supporters are encouraged to vote online at www.dreamzproductions.com to help get the boys through the following rounds and all the way to the final to be held at TelstraClear Stadium in August in front of a live audience. For more details, please see Ms Howard in the Performing Arts Department or check out the website.