Dance is one of Brentwood School’s fastest growing subjects and students have the opportunity to compete in choreographic competitions, perform in dance shows designed by professionals and study curriculum Dance in one of three large and fully sprung studios. The ability to be innovative and enterprising in any field comes from discovering and harnessing your creative side. The study of Dance at Brentwood aims to do this for every pupil.
At Brentwood we are proud to have a thriving Dance Department offering not only academic study of Dance but also a wide array of co-curricular Dance opportunities for all ages and abilities. Dance is taught throughout the Senior School and at every level, pupils have the opportunity to perform in Informal Showcases, Dance Shows and Musicals. Dance Academy classes are also available for all age groups.
During the First and Second Years, pupils enjoy an average of one lesson per fortnight, which rises to three a fortnight in the Third Year. Students participate in a wide variety of dance activities in solo, paired and group settings. In addition to intensive dance training, this programme provides students with a robust learning environment and cross-disciplinary education, enabling students to develop socially whilst promoting creativity, fitness and well-being. As students become performers, they will also
develop their confidence, self-esteem and collaboration skills. As they move further up the School they will also train in a broad range of contemporary dance practices and gain an insight into dance histories and contexts. Recently, Brentwood students have been accepted by prestigious Dance institutions such
as Tring Park School for Performing Arts and Performers College.
Each year the Performing Arts Department stages a Lower School Performing Arts Showcase and the
Dance Department choreograph productions at Sixth Form, Middle School and Junior School levels,
affording every child a chance to participate as they proceed through the School. Recent productions have, as always, been very varied and have included ‘Chicago’, ‘FAME’, ‘Marian and Robin Hood’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Peter Pan’.
At Brentwood we are extremely fortunate in having three dance spaces ideally suited to a range of productions, including extensive classroom rehearsal space, IT facilities, a proscenium arch stage in the Memorial Hall and the Wessex Auditorium.
The School was recently selected as the best Performing Arts School in and around London and with over 70 events a year there is excellence and opportunity for all students. The Faculty enjoys excellent links with London Theatre and all Performing Arts departments are full of teaching staff who continue to work within the industry.
All those interested in applying for a Dance Scholarship will be required to complete the Dance Scholarship application form before the deadline of 1st December 2019.
Applicants will be invited to attend an all-day Dance Scholarship Workshop where they will take part in a technical and creative dance class and will perform a prepared solo in any style of dance (2-3 minutes). Lunch will be provided.
Successful candidates will also need to have performed very well in the Entrance Examination in January.