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Stage Masters presents VCE Excel. Helping students reach their potential in drama, music performance and dance.

Getting the ATAR score you want can be quite stressful and involves lots of hard work. Stage Masters VCE Excel program is designed to provide students with the support and guidance they need when it matters most.

On top of written exams for art subjects, there are practical components that can be quite confronting and nerve wrecking.  You need to develop performances from scratch, rehearse and justify all of your decisions. But how do you know if you’re doing the right thing?

Get the head start you deserve and maximize your potential

  • Get the dedicated time and attention, you can’t always get in the class room
  • Learn the tips and tricks to get great results
  • Work with experienced VCE teachers and professional directors from the theatre industry
  • Further develop your technique and performance skills
  • Work on your self-devised performances with guidance and support
  • Meet like-minded peers studying the same subjects
  • Work on skills to achieve in your written exams
  • Build the confidence you need
  • Christie Whelan-Browne runs a drama session

  • Andrew Kroenert from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • Ryan Sheppard from Wicked runs a dance workshop

  • Casting director Lynne Ruthven

  • Troy Sussman from Mary Poppins & Les Miserables

Perfect for beginners through to experienced performers. Workshops are tailored to suit the ability of participants.

Workshop 1: 2 Day Intensive – Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July, 2016

Sessions: VCE Dance, VCE Drama, VCE Music Performance

Early Bird Cost: $165.00 per student – book before 31 May, 2016

Cost: $200.00 per student



The study of Drama focuses on the creation and performance of characters and stories in naturalistic and non-naturalistic ways. Students draw on a range of stimulus material and play-making techniques to develop and present devised work. Students also explore a range of performance styles and conventions, dramatic elements and stagecraft. They use performance and expressive skills to explore and develop role and character. They analyse the development of their own work and performances by other drama practitioners.

This study enables students to:

  • develop an understanding of performance styles and conventions from a diversity of cultures
  • explore the process used to develop the dramatic potential of stimulus material
  • develop, through practice and analysis, an understanding of drama as a way of communicating stories and meaning
  • manipulate dramatic elements and stagecraft in devising and performing dramatic works
  • develop and refine expressive and performance skills
  • devise, perform and evaluate solo and ensemble dramatic works



VCE Dance develops students’ physical skills, personal movement vocabulary, and application of choreographic and analytical principles. Students create and perform their own dance works as well as studying the dance works of others through performance and analysis. They consider influences on the expressive intention and movement vocabulary of their own dances and also on works created by choreographers working in a range of styles, genres and traditions. Influences on aspects of production in dance works are also studied.

In each unit, students are required to undertake systematic dance training to build physical skills and develop their ability to execute safely a diverse range of expressive body actions. Students develop and refine their choreographic skills by exploring personal and learnt movement vocabularies, and ways in which movement can be created and arranged to communicate the expressive intention of the dance-maker. Students perform choreographed or learnt solo and group dance works using different dance-making processes. They also study ways in which ideas are communicated through the skilled performance of their own and others’ dances.

This study enables students to:

  • develop safe dance practice and physical skills to enable a secure, controlled, expressive movement vocabulary to emerge
  • develop a safe and anatomically aware use of the body
  • develop skills associated with a variety of approaches to dance-making and performance
  • respond creatively and kinaesthetically to ideas, emotions, observations and explorations ofmovement to communicate an expressive intention
  • observe, experience and write about dance in an analytical, a critical and a reflective manner
  • understand influences on their own dance works and those created by other choreographers.



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