The aim of the Dance Department is the provision of high quality dance tuition that develops pupils' physical and creative skills.
The delivery of all sessions is practically focussed to ensure that students are engaged at a level most suited to the stage of development of their bodies.
All pupils at Bede's have curriculum dance up to the end of Year 5 and many choose to explore the different genres of dance we offer in clubs and options, such as classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, national and street dance. All classes are given by specialists with a proven record in their field.
The main aim of the curriculum is to offer dance opportunities to all to which enhance confidence, and develop the pupils physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This strong foundation in curriculum dance prepares pupils for a successful transition to other dance genres at higher levels.
Creativity and imaginative choreography by the pupils leads to a greater depth of expression through movement improving confidence and recall skills. Pupils have the opportunity to hone the key skills of dancing in duets and groups, encouraging team work and working with partners.
Furthermore dance has a very special place in the school and during their time here children are encouraged to participate in numerous live performances in co-operation with other departments such as drama and music.
“ The opportunities Bede's Prep School offers children to engage with dance and physical movement is extremely forward-thinking. It's brilliant to be able to contribute to that momentum. ”
Nicci Ward, Head of Dance
25 October 2017
Year 4 pupils from schools in and around Eastbourne joined us for our Curriculum Enhancement Day
7 April 2016
An overhaul of Bede’s Prep School’s Dance provision has prompted a surge of pupil involvement across all year groups!
11 June 2015
Head of Years 2-4 Mrs Writer reports on the running, jumping and dancing on show at this year's Bede's Pre-Prep Sports Day.
I love the satisfaction of scoring goals, but the best thing is working as a team – and that’s Bede's really.Isaiah, Aged 11 Interviewed in 2016
The best thing about this School is that it creates moments when I sit back and think, I really could do anything.Olivia, Aged 12 Interviewed in 2014