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Performing Arts

About the program

Larrakeyah Primary School celebrates all aspects of the curriculum. Over the past 10 years we have firmly cemented Performing Arts into our school culture. Over time we have jived the night away with a little bit of Rock and Roll and travelled the world on a night of wonder and intrigue.

Our Productions

Our school productions and concerts are an invaluable part of our curriculum, as well as an evening of fun and entertainment for the students, parents, and staff. As part of our Arts program, the production gives our students the opportunity to:

  • extend their awareness of the body
  • explore and experiment with directions, time, dynamics and relationships
  • extend their fundamental movement skills
  • use technical skills

In 2012, we embarked on our first adventure into the world of drama and dance and produced our first play.

2014 saw us move the school production to the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Students experienced the frenetic pace of being backstage, the wonder of large acting and dancing areas and the dazzle of lights.

All students from Transition to Year 6 participate in dance lessons that are taught and choreographed under the direction of Ms Angeline Vrettis (Arts Teacher) culminating in an annual performance at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.

Students in middle and upper primary are invited to audition for the main cast. This requires a true commitment to education and the production, as students spend time completing school work during the day and learning lines by night. This culminates in a night of fun and laughter as we perform for our school community.

2012 – Wizard of Oz                                2013 – Alice in Wonderland
2014 – Peter Pan 
2015 – Broadway
2016 – Aladdin 
2017 – Under the Big Top
2018 – The Lion King2019 – Home Sweet Home                                 
2021 – Mulan 2022 – Night at the Museum


Each year a group of students take part in The BEAT festival. The Beat Festival is the NT Department of Education's annual performing arts showcase. It is a large scale combined schools production led by the NT Music School with the support of the Beat Foundation, showcasing the great work of our schools. An annual and keenly anticipated event since 1979, the 3 shows in September are performed at the Entertainment Centre and each year typically feature:

  • 300 voice choir
  • 25 piece orchestra
  • dance groups and other physical performers
  • rock bands, soloists and other musical ensembles
  • talented vocalists from ages 9 to 18
  • a great production featuring great lighting, sound and audio visual content

Our school has a lunch time Dance Club where interested students meet once a week during terms 2 and 3 to choreograph, learn and practise the BEAT dance routines. The students are welcome to come and have a try but once they have agreed to take part in the project they cannot opt out.

School hours: Monday - Friday

Primary School: 08:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Supervision is provided before school (8:00 AM - 8:15 AM)
and after school (2:45 PM - 3:00 PM).

Preschool: 08:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Front Office: 08:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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