SAFETY Bay Senior High School’s cheer-dance specialist program has made the finals of the Act Belong Commit YohFest in Mandurah.
The cheer-dance specialist team will take on schools from across the state.
The dance piece The Journey was conceived, designed and choreographed by the Year 11 general dance class and features cheer-dance specialist program students from years 7, 11 and 12.
Year 11 general dance student Courtney Brown said the piece was about pushing yourself to the limit and overcoming adversity.
“My friends and I were thinking of possible ideas when we realised we have all been pushed to the limit at one point in our lives and conquered adversity,” she said.
“We wanted to capture that and be able to put it into a dance to portray all of our experiences offering to be a role model for other people going through tough times.
“Being involved in YohFest was a really fun experience and we learnt a lot about ourselves through revisiting those times in our lives and remembering how we actually got through them.”
Cheer-dance specialist program co-ordinator Melissa Wiltshire was both proud and shocked at the news of getting through to the finals.
“Overall the standard of performance was very high, but the judges liked the way our group had made the dance visually effective,” she said.
“It was also really good to see the Year 11 students taking on a teaching role through this project.
“The Year 7 students were excited about being involved in such a big production in their first year; nevertheless, our Year 11s were very understanding and patient. We cannot wait to see the girls perform in the finals; we are sure they are going to represent Safety Bay Senior High School with pride.”
The finals are on Friday from 6.30pm.