The Drama Department is committed to offering a variety of co-curricular activities with the aim to extend the opportunities beyond those in timetabled sessions, and to encourage the interaction between pupils of different ages and abilities, in order to enrich and broaden the experience offered by the curriculum alone.
On entering the school pupils may choose to take private speech and drama lessons. These lessons follow the LAMDA courses that can result, progressively, in Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. In addition, ESB courses have been introduced at Year 7 level in order to give maximum flexibility to the courses on offer.
Lessons take place in small groups during the school day and operate on a rotation basis. Lessons are arranged and taught by specialist teachers and examinations take place three times a year (usually in November, March and June). The Year 7 Drama Club allows girls freedom to explore their own interests and to gain more opportunities to perform.
Outside of the curriculum girls can participate in Dance club during the lunch time run by Miss Gibbs & GCSE students. Throughout the year there are GCSE/AS rehearsals and clinics ran during lunchtimes and afterschool, as well as production rehearsals depending on the time of year.
Students are invited to participate in the Marjorie McClure Dance festival, participating in group activities and performing a piece to the audience.
The Drama and Dance departments work closely Music, collaborating on projects throughout the year.
There is an annual Dance production at Bromley High which is directed by the Head of Department, Miss Gibbs. The show is choreographed by Miss Gibbs, outside dance professionals and senior students in the school and is based on a theme each year. Students from all years and abilities are encouraged to participate, either as a performer or in other areas of the production such as set construction, costume, stage management and technical operation. Our most recent show ‘Made in Dagenham’, was not only a huge production but a huge hit too, with all the girls performing with excellence at the Churchill Theatre.
Past productions include Grease, High School The Musical and Edward Scissorhands.
Students also have the opportunity throughout the year to visit the theatre to watch exciting productions.