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But That Backflip Tho!

Aug 17, '18

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to learn how to do a backflip. In the movies and on TV, all the “cool guys” could do one; girls love a dude who can do a backflip. As I got more into dance, I realized that the backflip was integral step to mastering more challenging tricks. Sure, I could do a front flip, but there’s just...

Concert for a Summer’s Eve

Jun 27, '18

Every year, as the school year draws to a close, a final concert is held to showcase the incredible musical and performing art talent that Brentwood possesses. The Concert for a Summer’s Eve is a highly anticipated event and this year was no different. There were two shows, open to both members of the school, as well as the public, and both were...

A Spectacular Evening

Jun 19, '18

Concert for a Summer’s Eve is an annual Brentwood tradition where performers from every group and every grade put on a performance for the student body to finish off the year. For the Grade 12s, this is their last performance at Brentwood, making it very special. Francis V, Ellis ‘18 was one of the acts that will be leaving us this year; he...

At Play With Clay

Jun 16, '18

We sit on the blue and white metal stools in front of your wheel. The familiar smell of clay is a secondary sense as you're overwhelmed by the exuberance of the pottery studio. Cheerful chatter continually fills the room with productive positivity. Callum BC, Privett ‘20, describes it: “The tranquility of the studio soothes the mind and induces a...

Evening of Dance 2018

Jun 14, '18

When certain events happen at Brentwood, you know it is May: Rugby Playoffs, a Red Saturday or two, and everyone’s favourite, AP Exams. In addition, Evening of Dance has become a staple at Brentwood, where the school’s finest dancers display their talent and hard work on stage for the community to see. The show is one of the most highly...

Core Dance & "On Film"

May 08, '18

Earlier today, the Elite Dance Team competed at a highly anticipated event, the Core Dance Competition, in Nanaimo. Completing a clean sweep, the dancers placed first in all of their numbers including the Elite Team’s “Stay”, “Cell Block Tango” by Julia S, Julia B, Kara L and Hannah S, Hannah V’s “Return of the Ninja” and Noey T and Isabelle R’s...

Brentwood Dance

Apr 26, '18

Taking a break from their busy schedules, on Monday the Brentwood Dance Program attended the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, a demonstration of accomplished high school dance programs across Vancouver Island. Adjudicated by renowned professional dancer Taylor Dowlan, the Junior, Intermediate and Advanced dancers showcased their talents...

Ms Lorraine Blake Wins Black Tie

Apr 16, '18

This past Saturday, Brentwood’s Head of Dance, Ms Lorraine Blake, was nominated for, and won, the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Award for Art in Business. As accomplished as she is, ms Blake was “so humbled” to be selected for the award. At the age of three and continuing into her teen years, ms Blake began training in England and...

Behind the Curtains

Mar 10, '18

Audience members see the fruits of many hours of rehearsal, the emotion of a show’s characters, and the joy upon the faces of performers who give 120% of their energy and passion to collectively create a work of art. But what goes on behind the curtains of a Brentwood musical is so much more. Six months before opening night, the show is announced...

I'm Crazy for This Week's Musical!

Mar 08, '18

This year’s musical at Brentwood is unlike any other production the school has put on. Set in the 1930s, Crazy For You follows wealthy New Yorker Bobby Child (Caden K) on his quest to break away from the future his banking family has predetermined for him, and on his dreams to a careers in acting. After a failed audition at Zangler’s Follies, he...

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