Dance

Welcome to the Dance department

Aim:

To foster a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of dance developing student’s sensitivity and understanding.

To encourage communication with speech, mime, sign, gesture and movement developing an awareness of the world relating to cultures, times and traditions.

To nurture aesthetic awareness and pleasure from their own and others work.

Overview :

We believe that dance promotes environmental, aesthetic and cultural awareness. It also promotes trust, co-operation, communication skills and a sense of well-being. In addition, dance is a means of communication, allowing students to express feelings and emotions where they are not bound by the restrictions of language and social conventions.

What will I study in KS3?  (Year 7, 8, 9)

Dance is taught as an integral part of the PE Curriculum.

Students will have the opportunity to:

• Develop social skills such as co-operation, tolerance, self-discipline, self-control and listening skills
• Respond to a variety of stimuli
• Develop body awareness, balance, control, co-ordination etc.
• Develop empathy and understanding
• Express feelings and emotions in a secure environment

Can I study this subject at KS4?  (Year 10 & 11 – GCSE)

Students can choose to study Dance as one of their option choices.

What careers might this lead to?

Students interested in Dance may like to consider careers in dance performance, teaching, fitness or other areas of the performing Arts.

Useful website links:

Young Dancers

Dance Spirit

Dance Magazine