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2016 Arts Academy Awards

On Saturday 17 September over 300 singers, dancers and musicians took to the stage at the Sheldon Event Centre and wowed their audience of 800 with performances that were of the standard of professional performers. Many mentioned they had to remind themselves during the evening that the performers were, in fact, current students of Sheldon College. Some of the notable performances were ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Geronimo’, ‘Chicago’ and a wonderful ‘Fame’ Medley including Wearable Art which also saw the first part of the evening ending with a large production of ‘Les Miserables’. A definite roof raiser for the night as was the finale performance of a Beyonce Medley.

Overall 16 Awards were presented on the evening in varying categories. Sheldon College Actress of the Year was awarded to Jasmine Martin whilst Actor of the Year went to Jackson Bannister. Both these students had major lead roles in this year’s ‘Addams Family’ musical. Another favourite and highly contested award of the night, 2016 Dancer of the Year was presented to Georgia Blair.

Recently returning from his achievements at the Australian Percussion titles in Melbourne, Justin Zheng will be adding to his trophy shelf again as he was named Instrumentalist of the Year.

Rise Media took out this year’s Production Group of the Year Award with the very skilled member of this Group Lachlan Trott, also awarded Director of the Year.

Aliya Yildirim was named Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year and Ellie McBain was very happy to receive her 2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year Award.

Best Emerging Artist of the Year was won by Ellen Warner who had a wonderful year and was recognised for her hard work throughout 2016.

The Middle College Cultural Award winner was Lara Wilson, whilst the very talented Micayla van Wyk was awarded the Senior College Cultural Award.

Male Vocalist of the Year was awarded to Axel Duffy, whilst Female Vocalist of the Year was presented to Chloe Crick who also took the most prestigious award of the evening the 2016 Gold Award.

Congratulations to all of the Award nominees and winners on the evening.

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Upcoming Event - "Just Dance" 2016

On Saturday 18 June, Sheldon College and ASTA will present their annual dance celebration ‘Just Dance’ at the Iona Performing Arts Centre (IPAC), Lindum. This year there are two different sections showcasing the work of students from Preparatory through to Year 12.

The performances will highlight students from the ASTA Dance Academy, ASTA Professionals Program, Classroom Dance and the Senior College Choreography Competition. Each section will feature a range of genres including Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Musical Theatre. 

MATINEE SHOW - 2:00PM
Performance Items 

  1. “The Addams Family” Musical Cast - “Tango De Amor”
  2. Junior Troupers White - “Fly to Your Heart”
  3. ASTA Professionals CPA Year 11/12 Lyrical - “Chasing Cars”
  4. Year 9 Classroom Dance - “7 Years”
  5. Synergy Performance Troupe (Hip Hop) - “Respect”
  6. Shape Shifters (Year 2/3 Male Hip Hop) - “Rock Your Body”
  7. Synergy Performance Troupe (Tap) - “Gatsby”
  8. Sass Blue - “Ringa Ringa”
  9. Synergy Performance Troupe (Ballet) - “Power of Love”
  10. Fresh Princes (Year 4 Male Hip Hop) - “Jump”
  11. Year 11/12 Classroom Dance - “Nicest Kids in Town”
  12. Fusion Blue - “Disturbia”
  13. Choreography Competition 3rd Place- “We Go Together”
  14. Synergy Performance Troupe (Contemporary)- “Sasszem”
  15. Teacher Performance Act - “Evolution of Dance”
  16. Junior Troupers Gold - “Walking on Sunshine”
  17. Synergy Performance Troupe (Jazz) - “Whipped into Shape”

EVENING SHOW - 6:00PM
Performance Items 

  1. Synergy Performance Troupe (Jazz) - “Whipped into Shape”
  2. Junior Troupers Blue - “Agadoo”
  3. Synergy Performance Troupe (Ballet) - “Power of Love”
  4. Masters of Illusion (Years 6-7 Hip Hop) - “Champions”
  5. Choreography Competition 2nd Place - “Formation”
  6. “The Addams Family” Musical Cast - “Just Around the Corner”
  7. Young Soldiers (Years 1-2 Male Hip Hop) - “What Do U Mean?”
  8. Fusion White - “Liar, Liar”
  9. Synergy Performance Troupe (Contemporary) - “Sasszem”
  10. Teacher Act  - “Evolution of Dance”
  11. Synergy Performance Troupe (Tap) - “Gatsby”
  12. Fusion Gold  - “Shake That”
  13. Choreography Competition 1st Place - “Feels like Home”
  14. Year 10 Classroom Dance - “Get’cha Head in the Game”
  15. Sass Gold - “When Love Takes Over”
  16. Synergy Performance Troupe (Hip Hop) - “Respect”
  17. ‘Get Dancing’ – Chloe Saunders Dance Item and Award Presentation

Chloe Saunders – ‘Get Dancing’ Award Presentation

The annual 'Get Dancing' award, in memory of the beautiful Chloe Saunders, will be presented during the Evening Show. This award is presented to a student who demonstrates, beyond everything else, a passion for dance. Year 8 to 12 Synergy students will also be performing a special dance that has been choreographed in honour of the passion, love and talent that Chloe had for dancing. We encourage everyone who is watching this show to wear something pink in memory of Chloe. We hope that everyone will come along to watch this special dance and also support the recipient of the 2016 ‘Get Dancing!’ award.

Dance Group Age Overview

Junior Troupers - Preparatory to Year 2
Fusion - Years 3 to 6
Sass - Years 6 to 9
Synergy - Years 8 to 12
Male Hip Hop - Years 1 to 6

For ticket prices and booking details please visit our online ticketing system: https://trybooking.com/LPWQ OR https://trybooking.com/204064.Please contact our finance department with any specific ticketing queries.

For further information regarding the show  please contact us on (07) 3206 5556 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The Addams Family - Sell Out Success!

Sheldon College and the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA) set another benchmark of Arts excellence with their recent production of the "The Addams Family" at the Redland Performing Arts Centre in Cleveland. The five performance dates sold out in record time and the packed houses erupted in standing ovations for the superb student performances. The cast of over 70 actors, singers and dancers were ably supported by a 19 piece band over and 40 strong media and backstage crew. Many tickets were sold to members of the Redlands community who have come to realise the high standard of productions staged by Sheldon College.

ASTA Director, Mr Darren Harvey, said: "The amazing results of this year's Musical is clear evidence of the quality of teaching in our ASTA program, and shows how student skill sets can be extended to a professional standard".

Vocal Director, Mr Adam Lopez, stated “This Musical has really raised the bar in so many respects. I am amazed how students have been able to understand the complex nuances of subtext, narrative, comic timing and combining all of these elements along with choreography and singing, a skill beyond their years. The cast has been one of the most delightful that I have ever worked with. All students were eager to learn and explore areas beyond their comfort zone; all traits of true professionals in the making. I am going to miss seeing the quirky characters on stage but am confident the students who played them will remember them for the rest of their lives. An absolute pleasure working with such talent”

The production was ably supported by many parents and staff who assisted backstage with makeup, costuming and set building. Congratulations to all involved in this stellar production.

 

 

 

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Osaka School of Music Visit 2016

Sheldon College and the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA), recently played host to over 70 Arts students from the Osaka, Tokyo and Fukuoka Schools of Music as part of their annual visit to Queensland. Whilst on campus the visiting students enjoyed a range of music, dance and vocal ensemble workshops culminating in a concert with ASTA students from the Combined Performing Arts Professionals Program. The concert program featured a range of performances including hip hop, musical theatre, rock, J-Pop and ensemble harmony singing.

This event is a highlight for the ASTA students and was another successful collaboration of Arts practice between the two countries.

 

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