"We spent the most amazing 2 days with the wonderful CaSPA Team working on this choreography development day. We wouldn't have been able to work through all of the work in 2 days if it wasn't for the help and support of the CaSPA Team." - Teacher
The Page to Stage program has been a fast growing In-School Mentor request as Sydney Catholic Schools seek to grow their school communities through the gift of performance.
The CaSPA team support schools in getting their show off the page and onto the stage in the areas of voice, drama, dance and production.
With over 20 schools in the past 18 months seeking support to build the capacity of their teachers and engage their students through the Arts, team CaSPA have been busy producing online resources and developing the stage action face to face through workshopping.
Due to high demand and interest, the notion of collaboration between schools came into play as dance teachers came together and workshopped the individual dance numbers from various shows therefore co creating choreography that has been developed into modules for the SCS community.
Currently in the Musical Theatre catalogue there are choreography modules featuring SCS Dance teachers for Lion King Jnr, Seussical the Musical Jnr, Aladdin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Grease is the Word - Staging the Opener available via the CaSPA Resource Portal.
Even through the current challenges presented at this time, schools are making choices and being flexible in their mode of presentation to continue to spark curiosity in their students in the area of the Performing Arts and the team are collaborating with school creatives to maintain the importance of holistic learning.
We would love to have you join us again next year for an all-day workshop where teachers and students actively engage in collaborative processes to improve their understanding and practice of theatrical forms. Please check back for details.
In the meantime, SCS teachers should feel free to visit our dedicated Page to Stage Google Classroom for resources. Class code: vo3g4xb.