Dance

Dance In The Curriculum

Dance is taught as part of the curriculum from Swallows to Year 2 and involves "Creative Dance" (based around stories) where the children can express themselves freely mainly to classical music. Dance technique which includes "Body Actions" such as: transfer of weight, travel, turn, jump, gesture, make different shapes. Dynamics (energy, time, continuity). Space (personal space, general space, levels, directions, size and pathways. Relationships (in relation to whom or what is being performed).

There is plenty of additional opportunities for the children to learn dance at Westbrook Hay.

Ballet

The children can take ballet lessons from 2 1/2 years old and can take their ballet exams with the ISTD board when they are ready. 

Dance Display

There is a Dance Display every year where all children doing dance take part, this is a mixture of modern and ballet dances. We are very proud of our Dance Display, a treat not to be missed!

Girls do jazz and street dance every Monday Afternoon - starts from Year 3 - Year 6.

Boys do Street and Breakdance early in the morning for Years 5 & 8 and Thursday after lunch for Years 3 - 4 and 7 - 8.  Both boys and girls do dance awards exams with BTDA (British Theatre Dance Association) in June and a Dance Assembly after the exams.