Teen Industry Performance Troupe
About Teen Industry Performance Troupe
The WAPS Teen Industry Performance Troupe is for committed, hard-working and enthusiastic performers who want to kick off their performance careers and gain valuable industry experience. Entry into this troupe is by audition or invitation only, and members of this troupe will be considered for special opportunities within WAPS to help them gain an insight into the world of performing arts in Perth.
Troupe members must fulfil requirements (see below) and commit to attending classes each week. Some extra rehearsals may be required prior to performances, and if students are not able to attend all required classes there may be restrictions on their participation. Teen Industry Performance Troupe members work hard, both in and outside of class, demonstrating a positive attitude and constant motivation to work to achieve their goals. WAPS will support Troupe members whether their goals are extra-curricular performances at a professional industry level, completing specialist secondary or tertiary training in dance and the performing arts, or building a career in performance and entertainment. This class is fun, fast-paced, challenging, and designed for students who love dance and performing. The class covers choreography only, working in a wide range of styles and genres.
The Teen Industry Performance Troupe is open to students from 17 and under. Dancers should be committed, reliable and dedicated, as well as willing and able to perform at external events.
The Troupe works on choreography only, as such it is required that students take other WAPS classes to develop and maintain technique. It is a compulsory requirement that all dancers in this class must also be enrolled in at least one Ballet, Lyrical or Contemporary class, and one Jazz, Acro or TST class. Troupe members are also expected to rehearse and train outside of class, including regular practise at home to help retain choreography learned in class.
The Troupe performs at a wide variety of events around Perth and surrounds, and members will be given special performance and leadership opportunities at WAPS. In the past our students have performed at public & community events (Peter Combe’s live show, Subiaco Craft Fair, Expresstival), televised events (Foxtel’s The Couch, Telethon, etc), plus students may be given the opportunity to perform at private and corporate events as featured entertainers. The nature of these events requires performers to be punctual, rehearsed and professional representatives of WAPS. There may be extra transport and costume costs involved for students participating in external performances, and all Troupe members must wear their WAPS Sports Jacket uniform to all events