In late June, the Year 10 to 13 Dance students attended the youth dance festival YouDance, at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom. YouDance celebrates youth choreography and performance and showcases the talent of NCEA Dance students from schools across Auckland. 

This year was particularly special since four St Mary’s College students - Scarlett Davies (Year 12), Jennifer Hill (Year 12), Lucy Donne (Year 13) and Lydia Swaney (Year 13) – were invited to perform their piece, Overcoming Adversity. The dance was choreographed by the students in their own time and explored ideas relating to overcoming hardships in order to achieve happiness.

The students performed very well on the night and received excellent feedback from guest professional choreographers who attended.