Dance

Pupils in Badgers and Reception have a ballet lesson each week, girls then continue  ballet in Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3, all children have a weekly dance lesson in our dance studio in which they are taught a range of dance styles from different eras and cultures. These include Street Dance, Salsa, Ballroom, Charleston, Bollywood and African dance. All classes encourage free expression, while teaching basic elements of dance including rhythm, movement quality, space, body awareness and shape. Each pupil’s imagination and self-esteem are encouraged, with the aim that these are strengthened through dance. As pupils progress, they are taught about performance, presentation, and learn about choreography and improvisation from Year 5.  Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their skills at a weekly dance club, in which pupils learn dances for live performances such as the Performing Arts Evening held in the Autumn term.