The intention of the curriculum is to ignite an interest in the subject area that encompasses collaboration, innovation and challenging viewpoints. We strive for students to enquire a skillset of physical, technical and expressive skills. It allows students to develop their physical literacy and develop an appreciation of movement. Students have the opportunity to pursue their own ideas and express their own vision and creativity through choreography. We open students’ eyes to opportunities outside of the community exploring and tolerating different viewpoints, culture and art. The language of dance has the ability to unite and encourage a sense of identity, regardless of background. Students are able to develop their sense of self and well-being, building their self-esteem and confidence over time. The curriculum allows students to be motivated to continue in their aspirations of having a career in Dance.
The dance curriculum focuses on three threshold concepts which aims to develop a student’s understanding of performance, choreography and taking on the role of a dance critic.
The seven year journey across the subject
The Dance department offers a great range of after school clubs for all students to attend every night of the week. There are two established youth dance companies that have toured around the local area. Chicane and Charge dance company are an audition only based youth company with students training two hours a week to create exciting and demanding dance works annually.
George Salter Academy can provide 20 places per year for students who have an aptitude for Music, Dance or Drama.
Our students have been part of some amazing projects, such as:
Miss A Ashmore [email protected] (Head of Performing Arts)