SORAYA MCKEE DANCE SOCIETY IS PROUDLY REPRESENTED OUTSIDE OUR STUDIO DOORS WITHIN THE VICTORIAN COMMUNITY!
We have many incredible students within local performing arts production, commercial dance workshops and masterclasses representing SMDS strongly!
We as a dance society also hold various showcases throughout the year to provide a performance opportunity for all our dancers.
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WITNESS THE SMDS DIFFERENCE IN ANY PERFORMANCE
2023 MID-YEAR SHOWCASE
Soraya McKee Dance Society
Saturday 24th June 2023
Eastwood Leisure Complex, Ballarat Central
Our annual Mid-Year Showcase is for all by SMDS dancers to strut their stuff and show what they have been working on within term one and term two.
This showcase also stands as a fundraiser for our End of Year Recital! All profits go towards ensuring our recital can be bigger and better each year, providing a high standard experience for all our dancers!
A day filled with performances, raffles, games and activities plus a delicious BBQ for all families and friends to enjoy!
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Ballarat Lyric Theatre Inc.
30th June - 9th July
Civic Hall Ballarat
The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a beloved musical around the world!
We cannot wait to see Ballarat Lyric Theatre and the creative team bring this classic musical to the Ballarat Stage!
We are excited to see student, Matilda Jones sharing the role of Louisa Von Trapp. (Hammerstein Cast)
Along side SMDS parent, Samantha Stobie within the ensemble as well the Publicity Manager!
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
BLOC MUSIC THEATRE
6th July - 9th July
Mt Rowan Performing Arts Auditorium
This holiday season, BLOC brings the Musical adaptation
of the Disney-Channel Original Film, High School Musical
to the stage!
With Choreography by SMDS own award-winning Dancer, Cooper Guinea. With a line up of SMDS students!
Gabriella Montez: Anna Hodge
Sharpay Evans: Chloe Martin
Ryan Evans: Zac Douglas
Chad Danforth: Charlie Mulcahy
Martha Cox: Addison Muller
Featured Dancers/ Ensemble: Caitlin Ward, Hayley Oldaker, Sophie Keating, Cahlia Stobie, Lily Retallick, Bronte Jarvis
2023 BRENT STREET TOUR
Saturday 22th April 2023
Each year our teachers, Cooper Guinea and Zenaye McKee take part in intensive Brent Street Workshop. In 2022/23 both Cooper and Zenaye were offered a position within their Full-Time PA and MT Training Courses in Sydney. This year they were taught by Australia's best choreographers! The incredible Cassie Bartho (Commercial Jazz), the fierce Jacob Barr (Hip Hop) and the incredible mind of Paris Cavanagh (Contemporary).
The knowledge/skills they learn within these workshops are such a a great experience that then, they can bring back to our students. This ensure the SMDS students are trained by the best!
BROADWAY TO BALLARAT
The BallaRAT Pack
May 24th - 28th 2023
The Grand Dining Room, Craigs Royal Hotel
A mystery is committed!
The BallaRAT Pack presents a goldfields murder mystery, Who-Dunnit'.
In association with the Ballarat Heritage Festival!
We are proud to announce the SMDS students and parents Involved in this sold-out production!
Junior Choreographer: Caitlin Ward
Costume Coordinator: Tegan Doherty
Production Photographer: Suzie Ward
BLOC Music Theatre
September 30th - 2nd October 2022
Mt Rowan Performing Arts Auditorium
Newsies is a musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White.
In 2022, BLOC Music Theatre were awarded 6 Victorian Guild Commendations, including 'Best Musical', and 'Best Choreography' by our very own Cooper Guinea in position of Choreographer. In along side SMDS Theatre Arts Vocal Coach, Liam Kelly as Musical Director! Also involved were various SMDS Students within principal roles and the ensemble!