Carisbrook School Choir rehearse on Tuesday lunchtimes at Carisbrook Dance Studio. Choir teacher Rachael Lawless takes responsibility for the choir. The choir will be performing for some of our local pre-schools and other community groups throughout the year.
Carisbrook School had two Hip Hops groups operating in 2017. Hip Hop teams have performed at School school assemblies last year. In 2018 our Hip Hoppers will receive training from Carisbrook teachers Litea Ratten and Xzenia Witehira.
Kapa Haka is another very popular performing art at Carisbrook School with a large number of students participating in this performing arts group. In 2018 Carisbrook Kapa Haka Tutor Nick Price will lead Kapa Haka. The Carisbrook Kapa Haka Group rehearse weekly and this performing art is offered all year round. The Kapa Haka Group is made up of students from Year 1 through to Year 8 and will perform on several occasions this year including the opening the Otago Polyfest.
Carisbrook School has been a keen participant in 'Dancing like the Stars' programme in previous years. If the opportunity arises we will definitely participate in this activity again. Indian Classical Dance: Swaroopa Unni from the *Natyaloka* School of Indian Classical Dance trained up a group of enthusiastic Year 5-8 students in this form of traditional Indian dance. The students were very enthusiastic and had been practising several times a week in preparation for their performance. Irish Dancing: We had a keen group of students who had taken up the challenge of learning Irish dancing and rehearsed regularly for the 'Dancing like the Stars' performance. We had the expertise of Irish dance teacher Kathryn Olcott to train up our Carisbrook School Irish dancers
Pasifika performance is very popular at Carisbrook School with a large number of students participating in this performing arts group. The Carisbrook Pasifika Cultural Group practice on a weekly basis. The Pasifika Cultural Group is made up of students from Year 1 through to Year 8. The Pasifika Cultural Group tutor is Carisbrook teacher Mrs Litea Ratten. Our dancers and drummers have performed to many local pre-schools and for the Otago Polytechnic each year.