Learning to dance and performing in a range dance styles are two very important factors in helping students to maintain and improve levels of fitness and raise self-esteem. Learning to choreograph develops essential skills of communication, team work and problem solving.
At key stage 3 all girls experience dance as part of the PE curriculum. At key stage 4 students can choose to undertake a course in Dance leading to a BTEC qualification which includes the study of Dance Skills, Contemporary and Jazz techniques amongst other units. At key stage 5 Dance is taught through the BTEC Performing Arts qualification; students at this level are able to develop their own choreography and learn how to critically appraise their own performance as well as the performances of their peers in order to enhance their skills. Furthermore, they develop their Contemporary and Jazz techniques and learn how to dance in international styles such as Bollywood, Latin and African.