Welcome to the Dance Department Department.
Year 7 and 8
Dance is taught within core PE lessons alongside gymnastics. Students are introduced to the foundation skills of performance and choreography.
Year 9 to 11
Students can opt to study Dance for GCSE over three years. Students who opt for this subject have six lessons a fortnight. The course has a weighting of 40% theory and 60% practical.
The theory lessons are based around six professional works (selected by the exam board AQA) and the study of performance skills. The practical lessons focus on technical skills to make each student a better dancer and help embed confidence in performance. Students are encouraged to choreograph and creative their own movement in preparation for their exams in year 11.
Extra – Curricular
Dance offers an active extra-curricular programme. This includes [boys parkour/street dance, key stage 3 dance clubs, primary leadership workshops], GCSE and A level exam preparation workshops. We also work closely with external dance schools as part of our community links.