Performing Arts

Hillcrest's Performing Arts program is a dynamic and diverse department of staff and students, who are passionate about what they do. Hillcrest students can participate in an exciting variety of Performing Arts curricular and cocurricular programs across the scope of Music, Drama and Dance.

Choral Program

Our renowned Performing Arts program features 14 choirs, with specialist vocal and choral staff. Within the Choral program, we have three Excellence Choirs who have represented the College locally, nationally and internationally with recent tours including Hobart, South Korea and the United States.

Instrumental Program

Our Instrumental Program has over 320 musicians from Prep - Year 12, and the Years 4 - 6 band and strings programs are run as part of our general curriculum to give every student a foundational understanding of music. Students can also access private tuition from our team of highly accomplished instrumental tutors.

Dance Program

We have over 250 students from Kindy - Year 12 enrolled in our Hillcrest Dance Academy, which offers all forms of dance and is run in partnership with the Currumbin Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA).

Performing Arts Facilities

Our Performing Arts facilities consist of a 260-seat performance theatre with professional sound and lighting, two dance studios equipped with barres and sprung floors, music classrooms with the latest teaching technology, a blackbox acting theatre, and multiple music practice studios.

We host a number of community events, including our annual Choral and Art Extravaganza, to give students the opportunity to showcase their Performance talents, in front of an audience. Our Annual College musicals are a highlight of our College calendar with recent productions including: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2018), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2017), Seussical (2016), Jesus Christ Superstar (2015) and Wonderland (2014).

Benefits of Performing Arts

Participation in Performing Arts provides a number of benefits for students, and recent studies have shown that involvement in Performing Arts can actually help facilitate proficiency in mathematics, reading and cognitive development, and skills for second-language development. Students also develop confidence and self-esteem, and improve their communication skills, and reap many other benefits as they express their artistic talents as an act of worship to God.