Performing Arts

The Freyberg Performing Arts Faculty includes Dance, Drama and Music. It offers specialised tuition and performance opportunities through both in-school and after-school programmes.

Exciting opportunities are offered through the Performing Arts Academies: Dance Academy, Drama Academy and Music Academy.

Music


Freyberg’s Music Suite currently consists of 3 classrooms, a rehearsal room, 5 practice rooms, a recording studio and computers available for music composition.

Performance Music is a class offered to Years 9-13. An Introduction to Music course is available to Junior students and, in the Senior school, achievement standards are offered.

Through the Applied Performance programme, every student at Freyberg has the opportunity to learn the musical instrument of their choice and participate in the wide range of school music groups.

There are a range of music groups at Freyberg, including concert bands, a jazz and brass bands, choirs, chamber groups and rock groups. Musical productions are regularly staged, and every 2-3 years Freyberg undertakes a major music trip.

Drama


Freyberg’s Drama Facilities currently consist of 3 classrooms (one which is fitted out as a fully functional theatre space), various breakout spaces for rehearsal, a fully-stocked costume room and three dressing rooms, and we have access to our state-of-the-art performance space in the Hall. This space - and our D1 black box theatre - is equipped with full professional lighting and sound technology, which continues to be updated to provide the best experiences for our FHS Tech Crew.

In 2021, our lighting technology has been fully upgraded to be equivalent to that in theatres across New Zealand. With the addition of ten COLORado LED Wash Lights and 6 Intimidator LED Spotlights, both our D1 black box theatre and state-of-the-art performance space are expertly lit facilities.

Dance


Taken as a single subject as well as an extra curricular activity, Freyberg has it’s own fully equipped dance studio with full length mirror, bar, and a proper wooden surface.

Students are encouraged to experience a variety of dance styles, and will also create and perform their own dance pieces. They will learn to interpret the meaning of dances and develop their performance skills.

Dance has been growing at Freyberg every year since it’s inception. With a  national champion
Cheerleading squad, busy Senior and junior Dance troupes and a tap troupe, there
are plenty of opportunities in Dance.