"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."
Dance also provides students with the opportunity to develop other key skills such as teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Dance teaches students an analytical and interpretive vocabulary and encourages them to be able to voice their opinions and interpretations with accuracy.
Students in Key Stage 3 are taught dance during their Physical Education lessons. As students progress through Years 7, 8 and 9, the schemes of work challenge their creativity, originality, analysis, performance, response and understanding in Dance. At the end of each scheme of work students are assessed in a group performance where they are given an effort grade and a National Curriculum attainment level.
Students of BTec Dance are encouraged to develop their previous dance experience within the 2-year course. This experience may be formal training in dance classes, or students may bring skills acquired in devising and performing dance in more informal social contexts.
BTec Dance aims to give students an understanding of what a career in the performing arts world can entail, from business to production to performance and it enables both a practical and theoretical exploration of the various elements of dance.
In Year 7 - 11 Students are offered a wide variety of extra-curricular Dance opportunities, with dance clubs for all year groups and a boys’ dance club that practises hip hop, locking, popping and break dancing.
Every year the school holds a Dance Show, where students create their own acts and audition for a part.