Subject Intent: Why Performance Dance?
Dance is more than just a form of entertainment. Dance builds connections between students and our ever-developing world; it is embedded within every culture and allows us to explore and share traditions. Studying dance also promotes opportunities for students to develop many personal and employability skills such as collaboration, discipline and adaptability that will benefit our students as they move onto face the challenges found in Higher Education or employment.
What will I study?
- Healthy Performer
- Group Performance workshop
- Jazz Dance
- Workshops in Contemporary, Urban, Commercial, Street
- Practical skills development
- Performance opportunities
- Outside workshops
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
The performing arts Dance course looks at enhancing technique in a range of styles such as Jazz, Contemporary, Urban and Commercial. Students work in a range of ways, through independent research projects into the history of the styles of dance, chances to create choreography on themselves and their peers, as well as developing a deeper knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of the body to enhance their body awareness. The students on the dance course have full access to the theatre and dance studio to rehearse and choreograph and students have multiple opportunities to perform in our brand new theatre. We aim to provide our students with a range of trips such as watching performances as well as residential trips to London in link with our department team subjects, as well as many workshops with leading outstanding HE performing arts providers such as LAMDA, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Arden. Students also take part in workshops with West End industry professionals. For both our Performing Arts subjects, we have a great enrichment opportunity including dance, theatre and musical theatre, where students work towards musicals, shows and performances across the year.