Performing Arts

We offer the following Performing Arts Schedule at Glen Waverley Primary School:


Students are immersed in the world of performing and acting. Learners are introduced to the purpose of performing, both for entertainment and to persuade or tell a story.


At Glen Waverley Primary School, we are lucky enough to have a brand new dedicated Performing Arts Space in which we have the room to explore, move and interact freely.

In order to explore these understandings, we focus on skills such as:

  • Facial expressions
  • Body language
  • Movement
  • Exaggeration
  • Voice variation
  • Interaction with others
  • Roles and characters
  • Improvisation
  • Interpretations of known texts or personal experiences

We draw connections between reading, writing and Drama in order to create and interpret visual texts.


During dance sessions, learners explore dance and movement in many different ways. In the early years, learners explore how to express their emotions through movement. We sing and learn choreographed dances, focusing on teamwork and collaboration. We analyse dance, discussing the correlation between acting and dance.


In the upper years, students analyse dance, finding connections between dance and drama as well as discussing how we can communicate through movement. They learn and create their own choreographed dances, demonstrating their coordination, skills, collaboration and persistence.



Every second year, the school community unites to celebrate The Arts and to exhibit our skills in a Production Spectacular. The students feel excitement and pride to showcase their talents to their parents, carers and peers. The School Production is an event the learners are likely to discuss for years to come!

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