Dance is an activity that combines exhilaration with liberation. It engages the body and mind to create, watch, perform and respond. Dance allows for self-expression and brings students of all abilities together. "It can speed up your heart rate, it can enliven your being, it can change your life" Richard Alston CBE.
Key Stage 3
- Dance at KS3 is delivered through the P. E. curriculum. Please see the P. E. pages.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Dance offers students the opportunity to increase their skills as a performer, choreographer and appreciator of dance. Students learn dances to test their technical and physical skills, they choreograph their own pieces gaining an insight into the process of choreography. Students also study three professional dances, All students study a range of genres.
Key Stage 5
Students have the opportunity to learn:
- The dancer as performer.
- The process and craft of choreography.
- The significance of dances.
- The process of solo and group choreography.
- Physical and interpretative skills.
- Performance skills.
- Critical analysis of professional works.
- The importance of Ballet, Modern Dance and Jazz Dance.
Students are given the opportunity to take part in extra curricular dance club, Dance leadership with local primaries, The Dance Festival and fund-raising activities. Dancers are given opportunities to watch live professional works and become involved in showcasing their work at school and local events. We regularly invite other schools in to work with and perform with our students.