Ocean View College offers a variety of specialised pathways, including a Dance Program and Outdoor Education.
The OVC dance program can be undertaken as an after school activity from year 1. The program started in 2018 with 13 students participating and has gained 72 members as of 2020. The program runs over two afternoons with three different levelled dance teams learning the styles of hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance.
- Skills Team – For beginner dancers building their skills. A hip hop focus. No Fees
- Performance Team – Intermediate level who perform at school based events. Students learn basic technique, hip hop, jazz and lyrical. Small Costume Fee involved.
- Competition Team – Advanced level who perform at state level competitions and various events in Adelaide. Students learn basic technique, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre over two weekly sessions. Small Costume Fee involved.
Students from the program audition at the beginning of the year and are selected for their team by expert judges. Students do not require any dance experience to audition for the program but are expected to have a great work ethic and attend all rehearsals.
Students have had great success in their competitions and performances which is a reflection of their hard work and team comradery. Dance provides students with a creative outlet and is a great tool for fitness.
The program is hoping to expand towards a CERT III course as students’ progress through their studies and develop their technique.
The goal for the dance program is simply to expose students to dance as a specialised area of interest and provide them with training from professionals that they otherwise may not experience. Ocean View College is very proud of their dance teams and we look forward to seeing them expand over the years to come.
Outdoor Education Program
Students have the opportunity to select the Outdoor Education Pathway from Year 8 and continue through to SACE Stage 2. Students will develop life skills and knowledge around outdoor pursuits such as Aquatics (Kayaking and Surfing), Bushwalking, Rock Climbing and Camping. They will gain an appreciation of the outdoor environment and develop leadership qualities within the school and wider community. The program will initiate connections state-wide through a number of weeklong expeditions to destinations including; Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula & the Flinders Ranges.