Forest Lake High School Steps Up At BPAC Dance Excellence 2021

Forest Lake High School

Students from Forest Lake High School’s Dance Program of Excellence finished first in various categories at the Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge (BPAC) 2021 held at St John’s Anglican College last month.

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Over the two days of competition, the school’s senior and junior troupes performed 11 dances winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for every performance. 

The varsity team won first place whilst Mega Crew ranked second for the Senior Hip-Hop category. The students’ ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Beetlejuice’ performances also won for the Senior Musical Theatre. 

The juniors, on the other hand, also took second places for the contemporary and hip hop categories and third places for both musical theatre and jazz.

Forest Lake High School’s Dance Excellence Program aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their potential along the elite pathway of dance performance whilst maintaining their performance in academic studies.

Because of this recognition, Forest Lake High School was invited to perform at BPAC’s next Gala concert. 

BPAC 2021

This year’s Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge gave over $83,000 worth of prizes and bursaries that go straight back to the performers. 

“We acknowledge the fabulous long term support of so many of our Sponsors and welcome new connections every year as well. BPAC 2022 is already underway and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year,” BPAC wrote in a Facebook post.

BPAC 2021’s creative partners are Dancenorth Australia, The Australian Ballet School, Ev & Bow, Australiasian Dance Collective, The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.