We understand and champion dancing as a medium that improves pupils’ health and fitness, as well as technical, expressive and creative skills. Dance is a popular subject for both boys and girls.
We currently run an extensive co-curricular dance programme that includes a variety of dance styles including Contemporary, Ballet and Street Dance. These can be taken as part of the Co-Curricular Activities programme or as an after-school club.
All students, regardless of ability, are welcome to join the in-house dance companies and take part in the various performances presented throughout the year. These include the annual Dance Showcase, dance sharings, choreographic collaborative projects, dance platforms and festivals.
We provide the opportunity for our dancers to undertake Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet examinations.
Our first cohort of dancers to take their exams last year all achieved the highest classification of Distinction.
Studying dance has given me freedom of expression and the ability to create my own choreography which was an incredibly rewarding and stimulating experience. I have learnt the valuable skills of self-discipline and perserverance.
I have found it wonderful to be able to gain an A-level qualification in a subject that I am extremely passionate about. Heading to the dance studio each day fills me with joy as I know I will be able to push myself physically, mentally and creatively.
Jazz Thomas, A-level Dance students