Thursday, 6 April 2017

Welcome to St Mary's JRock 2017

J Rock is a performing arts event incorporating dance, drama and design which provides New Zealand primary and intermediate school students with an opportunity to express their creativity through music and dance by producing an eight minute performance. The focus of J Rock is:

  • Students learning the benefits of being active and eating healthy food in a fun atmosphere
  • Students, teachers, parents and communities working together as a team to create an eight minute performance which reflects the personalities, concerns, hopes and dreams of those who create it.
  • To offer students the opportunity to experience the thrill of performing live on stage”
Stage Challenge/ J Rock will take place in Rotorua on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th June. Our official performance day has not been confirmed by Stage Challenge NZ yet.

We are lucky to have Rebecca Daniels from Lakes Performing Arts Company organising our JRock entry. Rebecca is assisted by a group of fabulous students from John Paul College and they are teaching our students the routines. Annie Russell is the teacher supporting Rebecca and the JRock Challenge students.

The schedule for rehearsal times, in the school hall, until the holidays is:


8.00am - 8.45am
12.30 -1.15pm
3.15 - 4.00pm
Wednesday 29th March
Hip Hop/Lyrical

Contemporary/ Jazz
Wednesday 5th April
Hip Hop/Lyrical

Contemporary/ Jazz
Wednesday 12th April
Hip Hop/Lyrical

Contemporary/ Jazz

Contact details:

Shortly, we will post video footage of the JRock routines that each group needs to learn. We hope that our students will spend some time using this video to help them learn their routine.

Rehearsals are underway. Here's a few photos. 

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