Y7-11 Absence Line: 01625 627229 Sixth Form Absence Line: 01625 627228
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01625 827 898Sixth Form Absence Line: 01625 627 274
Username or Email Address
Street or Break ? Astaire or Bussell? Ballet or Contemporary? There’s something for everyone in the Dance Department.
We are passionate about the potential of Dance to develop a wide range of physical, creative and critical thinking skills.
Dance is taught across the whole of the school curriculum from Key stage 3 through to GCSE and A Level. We have an extensive extra – curricular programme, including Evolve Dance Company, Pulse Dance Company and the Boys Dance Company. We also provide opportunities for students to work alongside visiting professional dancers and have strong links with our Regional Dance Agency, Cheshire Dance.
Over the past 5 years, we have worked to bring professional dance companies into school. Performances by Verve Dance Company, Postgraduate Performance Company to the Northern school of Contemporary Dance and Lo Giudice Dance Company have performed at Fallibroome as part of their international touring programmes. In 2018 we will be privileged to host Transitions Dance Company from the Laban Conservatoire in London.
Learning in Dance focuses on developing skills in Choreography, Performance and Appreciation and we offer a range of performance opportunities throughout the year to celebrate the achievements of our young dancers. See the ‘What’s On Guide’ (PDF) for more information on these events.
At Key Stage 3, we aim to cover a range of different Dance Styles and learning themes including Contemporary Dance, Street Dance and Bollywood Dance influences. Students gain an insight into the cultural context from which these dance styles emerged. Collaborative work through choreographic tasks allows our students to develop crucial communication and team working skills.
In GCSE and A Level Dance, learning focuses on developing physical, technical & expressive performance skills alongside a deeper understanding of the craft of choreography. Appreciation work explores the work of prominent choreographers and professional dance works.