At Dromana Primary School we offer a combination of music, dance and drama as part of our Performing Arts program. Our classes take place in the Keith Allan Hall, which houses a stage, lighting,  costumes, props and a vast range of instruments.

Drama

Students are exposed to a variety of drama styles and work individually as well as in small groups to  engage in dramatic play and create their own devised scenes. Students are encouraged to use  costumes and props to enhance their drama performances.

"Students learn to think, move, speak and act with confidence. In making and staging drama they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, and collaborate and take on responsibilities for drama presentations. Through role and dramatic action students explore, imagine and take risks to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.” – Victorian Curriculum (2021) 

Music

Our students explore a range of instruments (including voice) and body percussion to work with beats, rhythm and reading music. We also hold a number of incursions and excursions that aim to inspire our students in the performing arts area. Our annual Christmas Concert is a favourite community event on the calendar. Students at Dromana Primary School are also able to participate in weekly choir sessions and ‘Music Club’ during lunchtimes and have opportunities to perform at community events and assemblies. 

"Music has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging students to reach their creative and expressive potential. Skills and techniques developed through participation in music learning allow students to manipulate, express and share sound as listeners, composers and performers. Music learning has a significant impact on the cognitive, affective, motor, social and personal competencies of students.” – Victorian Curriculum (2021)

Dance

In the junior years, students learn steps to simple dances and explore movement using upper, middle and lower body zones. 

In the middle and senior years, our focus is choreography and collaboration. Students have opportunities to work together to design, rehearse and refine dance sequences in response to a theme or storyline. This year, students in year six will be participating in the Wakakirri dance competition for the first time. For more information on this event visit: https://www.wakakirri.com/ 

"Active participation as dancers, choreographers and audiences promotes wellbeing and social inclusion. Learning in and through Dance enhances students’ knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures, times and locations and develops their personal, social and cultural identity.”  – Victorian Curriculum (2021)