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Dance and Drama

Dance & Drama at WGC

WGC offers a number of opportunities for students interested in Dance and Drama outside of classroom hours. We promote and encourage participation, creativity and the courage to give it a go.
Many of our activities are student led and the chance to be involved will be advertised throughout the year. Students are encouraged to keep on top of these notices through their emails, community news and the WGC_perf_arts Instagram account.

Any general enquiries can also be made to the HOD of Drama and Dance Ms Katie Howes


Showquest is Aotearoa’s biggest Performing Arts competition. Schools can enter a team of 100 students to perform a student led piece showcasing Art, Drama, Dance, Music, Culture and Technology.
No prior performance experience is necessary – participation will only be limited dependent on numbers.
WGC usually participates in this event on a bi-annual basis and we will be doing so in 2022.
Rehearsal days will be Sunday and Monday afternoons starting in Term 1.
Wellington regional competition: 2nd June 2022.
We will be calling for interest early in Term 1.

School Production

WGC usually runs a full school production on a bi-annual basis. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents on and off the stage. It is staff led with lots of leadership opportunities for students of all year levels.
Previous productions have included Fame, Hairspray, Anything Goes and An Enemy of the People.
2022 will not be a production year.

Junior and Senior Drama

These productions are run by students and are an opportunity to showcase your talents for an external audience. Students do not need to take the subject to be involved and auditions will usually happen in Term 2.
Junior Drama is for Year 9 and 10 students and is usually performed in late Term 3. Senior Drama is for Year 11-13 students and is usually performed in early Term 3.

Dance NZ Made

Dance NZ Made is an interschool Dance workshop and competition. Co-curricular entries are organized through our Dance Collective and the Wellington competition takes place in Term 3.

SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
This regional and national festival has been running for 30 years. Student entries are organized through our Drama Club and the regional festival takes place late in Term 1. It is a great opportunity to dip your toes in Shakespeare and for students to take total ownership of a performance piece of 5-15mins.