Rossmoyne SHS celebrates 30 years in South of the Swan Dance Festival

Rossmoyne SHS dance students celebrated 30 years of participation in the South of the Swan Dance Festival.
Rossmoyne SHS dance students celebrated 30 years of participation in the South of the Swan Dance Festival.

ROSSMOYNE Senior High School is in the midst of their 50th anniversary celebrations, but students were able to celebrate another important milestone recently.

Rossmoyne students and staff marked 30 years of participation in the South of the Swan Dance Festival with a special anniversary celebration on the opening night of this year’s event.

Former Rossmoyne teacher Chris Rowden, who played a big role in developing the school’s dance program, returned to celebrate the program’s success with cake and was treated to a contemporary performance from the Year 12 dance students.

Rossmoyne SHS dance teacher Tanya Cowman, herself a student of Mrs Rowden, said the school’s dance program had grown in stature, popularity and success over the last three decades.

“It is so important for student wellbeing to have programs like this which allow creativity, divergent thinking and an outlet for physical activity,” she said.

“The workforce of tomorrow needs people who can think outside the box and the arts allows students to develop and grow this skill in a safe and fun environment.

“We are proud of the strong reputation we have for dance in our school and the opportunity it provides for our students to shine in their own special way.”