Wyndham College students will dance their way through a whirlwind Chinese cultural exchange this week.
The group of six students in years 11 and 12 left Australia on Saturday to perform at schools in Shanghai, Ningbo, and Hanzhou. They will finish with three days of sightseeing in Beijing.
Dance teacher Sarah Minol choreographed two dances for the students to perform. One is a lyrical piece to the Lissie cover of Fleetwood Mac's song Go Your Own Way. The second is a dance set to Broadway tunes Ease on Down the Road and jazz classic It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing).
"A lot of these girls are going to study dance when they leave school, so for them to see a different culture is a good thing," she said.
"Going overseas is widening their horizons and their experience."
The students will watch dance and music performances by Chinese students, then visit Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace in Beijing.
Year 12 students Kristin Martin and Nadia Krygsman both hope to study dance teaching at the Wesley Institute when they graduate.
"I'm very excited," Kristin said.
"I was selected to do this two years ago with another group. It was a bit nerve racking but it was the best experience.
"The [Chinese] dances were very different. They were more traditional. The girls were very delicate and the males were very fierce."
Nadia said it would be her first time overseas.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the different style of dance they do compared to us and the different cultural things, especially with a bunch of great people," she said.