Dance is a significant part of the culture at Trinity College. The school has three dance groups that represent the College in various festivals.
Boys in Groove (BIG) and Guys in Groove (GIG)
Trinity Junior and Senior students have the opportunity to join one of these two groups:
- BIG comprising Junior school students
- GIG comprising Secondary school students
Dance instils an aesthetic sense within the boys. It provides opportunities for teamwork, skill enhancement, body awareness, improved athleticism, strength of body and character. It fosters self-respect and helps them become more creative and courageous human beings. Some of our dancers are now considering careers in the performing arts.
Since beginning the dance program there has been a wonderful development in the boys’ interpretation of this art form. There has been a growing, positive interest in Trinity College dance from the wider community, and as a result we are developing strong networks with other schools and organisations. During the year dance students have the opportunity to showcase their skills at special dance performance evenings.
In Term 4 the dance season reaches a close with performances from the boys in the ACHPER Festival, Student Choreographic Afternoon, Senior Presentation Night and the Junior Concert/Presentation Evening, demonstrating how boys at Trinity can dance!
Trinity College Aboriginal Dance Group
Also in demand are our Aboriginal students who perform in the Trinity College Aboriginal Dance Group. With original choreography created and performed by students, this dance troupe creates outstanding productions fusing Aboriginal culture with contemporary dance. Performing in this dance troupe provides another forum for the boys to express themselves, sharing their creativity and sense of culture with each other and the wider school community.
The Trinity College Aboriginal Dance Group often work in collaboration with The Didge Boys a musical group who under the direction of Mr Steve Richter, have a unique style of playing the Didgeridoo and Cajun Box Drum. Students are encouraged to write original music for performances and the group is in high demand to participate at internal and external events.
The Trinity College Aboriginal Dance Group and The Didge Boys perform each year at our NAIDOC Assembly which is one of the highlights of the Trinity calendar. They are also in demand for external events and recently were invited to be the opening performance at the Reconciliation Week Launch event at the Kings Park State Reception Centre.