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‘Use it or lose it! – Dance makes you smarter.’ - Robert Powell
Dancing simultaneously involves kinaesthetic, rational, musical and emotional processes. When you are dancing, several brain functions connect at once. This increases your ability to learn at a high level for longer.
Through dance training sets of skills are developed, here are some:
PHYSICAL: flexibility, strength, co-ordination, balance, stamina, control
CREATIVE: improvisation, collaboration, imagination, originality
KEY STAGE 3: Students learn and repeat set dance exercises to improve their technique. The class also works towards creating dances to perform in school shows and house competitions.
GCSE: Students learn about the craft of choreography and refining performance. We study two professional works, ‘Swansong’ by Christopher Bruce and ‘Still Life at the Penguin Café’ by David Bintley.
Mrs S Nelson: Head of Faculty (on maternity leave)
Mrs L Hiorns : Dance (on maternity leave)
Miss A Bastin: teacher of Dance