St Peter Claver College has one of the most successful secondary school dance programs in Queensland. This success is measured not only by results at Eisteddfods across South East Queensland over the past six years but also through the number of participants (over 200) and the successful development of a range of attributes through the dance program. The Claver Creative Dance Program offers Claver’s young women and men the opportunity to develop self-confidence, physical fitness, organisational skills, goal setting, perseverance, responsibility and leadership for their lifelong learning journeys.
Claver Creative Dance is a friendly, inclusive yet highly self-disciplined environment that commences in Year 8 when students may select Dance as an internal school Sports option. In Years 9 & 10, students may select semester units in Dance as well as Sports Dance. From these, many students audition for the Beyond the Classroom Dance teams such as the Claver Creative Dance Troupe and the Claver Creative Junior Elite Dancers both of whom rehearse after school on one afternoon each week. Students experience a range of dance genres including Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet and Bollywood.
Students in Years 11 & 12 wanting to be involved in dance usually enrol in Dance Studies and many also enrol in the QSA Authority subject Dance. Dance Studies classes are afterschool and before school once a week and from this squad are selected members of the Claver Creative Senior Elite Dance team. The Dance teams perform in a number of Eisteddfods, Musicals, Theatre, Displays and Concerts particularly the Annual Claver Creative Dance Concert which features all 200+ dancers in front of sell-out crowds.
Dancers have the opportunity to work with a number of professional choreographers and develop their dancing to their potential.
The Claver Creative Dance Program offers students an exciting sense of belonging and achievement.