“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”Agnes De Mille
The Dance Department believe every student should have the opportunity to experience dance, whether that be through performance, choreography or whilst discovering new and exciting practitioners.
In Year 7 to 9, Dance falls under the PE curriculum. All students will participate in a block of six lessons exploring the fundamentals of creative dance, developing their choreographic, performance and analytical skills using different stimuli to engage their learning.
Exam Board – AQA
Dance GCSE is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject.
Students will develop the ability to choreograph, perform and appreciate dances through observing, discussing and actively exploring a variety of dance styles.
The course is divided into three main areas:
- Dance Appreciation
Regular theatre trips are organised for the GCSE and A level students, broadening their experience of live dance and theatre whilst developing their analytical skills through observation and engagement with the performances.
We run weekly dance clubs for all years, including contemporary and street dance. GCSE and A level students are able to use the dance space for planning and rehearsing for their choreography and performance pieces.
Bromley High Dance Production
Every year all students have an opportunity to participate in the Bromley High Dance production. Alongside Miss Gibbs, senior students and outside dance teachers choreograph pieces for the show in various genres, all focused around one central theme. These productions are staged with professional lighting and projection in the senior school hall which holds an audience of 300.
Churchill Theatre Productions
Collaborating with the Drama and Music departments, biennially we stage a whole school musical that is performed at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. This is open to all senior and Year 5 & 6 students. Marjorie McCure Dance Festival Every year Bromley High Dance are invited to participate in the Marjorie McClure School Dance festival, where students perform a piece from one of our shows.
GDST Day of Dance at Pineapple Studios
For the last three years students in years 10-13 have had the exciting opportunity to participate in the GDST Day of Dance held at the famous Pineapple Dance Studios in London. Students participate in workshops of different styles led by professionals in the Dance industry.