Brisbane State High School’s Senior Dance Troupe Captains Scotia Taylor and Kurtis Holstein have led the squad to qualify for the DanceLife Unite National Dance Championships in Sydney for the third successive year.
In 2016, State High’s Senior Dance Troupe was announced as the National winners for the DanceLife Unite School Section, with the highest scoring routine for the entire competition, and in 2017, the troupe placed second for their Musical Theatre routine. Scotia and Kurtis have been Dance Troupe members for most of their senior schooling lives, and in their final year have mastered the tremendous task of leading rehearsals and choreographing routines for their peers. “Senior Dance Troupe has made me realise my purpose in life and makes me feel a strong connection to the spirit of State High,” said Kurtis.
Dance Master-in-Charge Ms Marika Steward said the school prides itself on delivering a strong and competitive Dance Program with creative and challenging choreography. Positions in the troupe are coveted and, as such, the calibre of dancers is extremely high. This year, all routines were choreographed by either current or alumni students. Scotia and Kurtis lead the troupe in weekly training, as well as participating in workshops with industry professionals and past students who have entered the industry professionally. This year, the captains have refined their technique and performance skills in Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Bollywood and Hip Hop.
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