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We are a Department for Education Special Entry Dance School. Enrolment in this program is via a selection process that involves application, audition and interview. A copy of the Special Entry Dance brochure can be viewed here. Students who live out of zone are able to attend Golden Grove High School through admission to our Special Entry Dance program. An extensive Arts pathway throughout Years 8-12 is an important part of this program. The special entry Dance students undertake two full lines of Dance in Years 8 and 9 for the whole year.

Once students attain senior school, they have a far wider selection of subjects available to them, including other arts offerings.

The middle school dance curriculum includes:

  • Core Technique:  Modern, Classical
  • Core Extension:  Composition, Conditioning
  • Elective Technique:  Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Skills:  Singing, Acting, Performance
  • Theory:   Safe Dance Practices, Dance History, Stagecraft, Dance Appreciation, Anatomy, Nutrition.


Drama is very well supported by students at the school. Those year eight students who select Drama are then exposed to both the historical and practical elements. These skill areas build in intensity throughout their senior years and culminate in a major production component in Years 10, 11 and 12. The 2016 class, for example, performed 'Kindertransport', based on the Jewish experience in WW2.

Students are also able to see a wide range of productions which are brought into the school and to view performances by the State Theatre Company and through the wealth of festivals available in Adelaide each year.

School Production

We run very successful school productions on a biennial basis for students in years 10 and 11. Students with any interest in any of the arts type areas, both on-stage and off-stage are encouraged to participate and each production aims to utilise the talents available. Sparkling dance routines, on-stage bands, quirky scripts and zany characters are to be expected when you come along to one of our productions.

Arts Around the World

In 2015, 26 students and 4 teachers spent 12 days in New York and Los Angeles accessing world class Arts experiences.  Students were involved in Dance, Drama, Art and Music classes given by working professionals.  The next tour will be in 2019 and students are selected through an application process. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our music program is a rich one. Students at Year 8 level select one or more instruments and are assisted by Instrumental Branch musicians. Students from year level bands and ensembles are given the opportunity to perform at assemblies and the annual winter concert as well as for local primary schools. The Golden High School stage band attends various competitions.

Our music program is a rich one even if quite small.  Students at year 8 level select one or more instruments (including voice) and are assisted by Instrumental Branch musicians.  Students form year level bands and ensembles and are given the opportunity to perform at assemblies and in the annual Winter Concert and for the local primary schools.

A Stage Band attended the 2012 Band Festival in Mount Gambier and will continue to do so in the future in a competitive guise.