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Triple the talent at Kildare


What started as a passionate pastime could well become a career opportunity for three Kildare College dancers.

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Mia, a Performing Arts student, successfully auditioned to attend the Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp being held in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA in July. The bootcamp focusses on acting, singing, dancing and team building. Mia and other students from around the world will be mentored by Kristin Chenoweth and a team of professionals.

Emily, who completed the Senior Dance program, has accepted an offer to complete the Certificate IV in Dance at Dynamite Studios, located in Upper Coomera, Queensland.

“I was so excited to be offered a position within their 2024 full time cohort,” said Emily, who would love to obtain a cruise line contract so she can travel the world while fulfilling her passion in professional dance.

“I will be adding on an extra year at the end to obtain a Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) to further my dance education.”

Chloe, also a Kildare dancer, recently travelled to Hawaii to compete in the 2023 Open and Global Games with the Blitz FCD Studios troupe. She and her team won first place for their Open Hip Hop Division and the overall title of ‘Global Games Hip Hop Grand Champions’.

Kildare Dance teacher Sue Nairn said: “Our dancers are so passionate about their art and dedicate many hours practising and perfecting their technique. Their individual and group achievements are incredible; when they’re on stage the energy and emotion are undeniable, and the talent really shines.”


Kildare dancers who show excellence and aptitude in the sport have the opportunity to complete SACE Stage 1 and 2 Dance subjects in Year 11, allowing further focus on other curriculum subjects in Year 12.

Principal Tina Neate said Performing Arts subjects combined individuality and discipline, and encouraged physical fitness and wellbeing in a “joyful supporting environment”.

“We are very lucky to have incredible Performing Arts teachers who believe in the students and support their passions,” she said.

Many students who have completed the Kildare Dance program, have gone on to become Dancers in stage performances, on cruise ships or owning their own dance studios and teaching the next generation of dancers.



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