‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body’
‘Great Dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.’
‘Dance is music made visible.’
‘We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.’
The purpose of the Dance curriculum is to provide students with a chance to express themselves and their individuality. It is designed to gives the students variety and develop their whole self. It introduces them to the arts and culture and supports other areas of the curriculum, as well as the school ethos and ideals. Students are able to develop themselves and this is supported through self-assessment, peer-assessment and SMART target setting. The dance curriculum develops passion, enthusiasm and motivation. It also gives them the opportunity to develop a variety of transferable skills which support all subjects such as how to identify, describe, explain, evaluate, analyse and appreciate.
Rachel East, Lead Teacher of Dance