Dance as an art form contributes to the aesthetic development of all students. It is both physical and expressive and promotes fitness and well-being. Dance also supports learning across a range of areas; students develop confidence, self-esteem and are sensitive to others’ strengths and weaknesses.
Girls study a variety of Dance forms including contemporary, street, salsa and physical theatre. They learn to appreciate professional dance works live and on DVD. Girls are encouraged to participate in the Gym and Dance Display which occurs biennially.
At GCSE level, girls are allocated five hours of Dance over two weeks which comprises theoretical and practical based tasks. The course covers performance, choreography, safe practice and critical appreciation of professional dance works.
The girls are encouraged to see a wide range of live performances and trips are organised throughout the two year course. We also offer a GCSE Dance Club after school, where girls can work on their assessed pieces. A Dance Showcase allows students to perform their GCSE performance and choreography pieces and this happens on alternate years to the Gym and Dance Display.