Dance

Bede’s Prep Dance offers teaching in a wide range of styles, including Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Street, Musical Theatre and Choreography for children of Nursery age through to Year 8.  Dance is taught either through specialised dance classes held during the school day as part of the Dance Programme or through our clubs and activities.

Whether pupils want to learn purely for fun or if they are looking to train for a career in the performing arts then Bede's Prep Dance offers them everything they need to fulfil their ambition. 

All classes are taught by professional dance teachers who are specialists within their discipline and all classes are delivered at the highest possible standard.

Dance is taught as part of the curriculum at Bede’s Prep School through to Year 4, however, from Year 5 onwards, those pupils who want to take their dance further, can opt to participate in the Dance Programme. This offers a more intense level of dance training, which includes a combination of exam and free work classes. Dance Programme classes do start from year 3, but run alongside the curriculum lessons for the younger year groups. 

Pre-Prep pupils can also take ballet, tap and modern classes via Dance Clubs. From year 3 upwards the Dance Clubs include musical theatre, freestyle jazz and choreography. These are all in addition to classes offered as part of the curriculum and the Dance Programme.

Pre-Prep pupils can also take dance classes through the Dance Club and for the younger years, these classes can be taken in addition to classes offered as part of the curriculum.

From Year 6 upwards, pupils who participate in the Dance Programme can also audition for the opportunity to work with the teachers at the Bede’s Legat Dance Academy, based at Bede's Senior School, on a weekly basis where they will have classes in Ballet, Contemporary and creative dance.

Legat also offers an Associates Programme, which pupils from Year 3 can audition for. These classes take place on Saturdays at Legat and currently consist of Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Creative.

All pupils involved in the Dance Programme, specialist classes and/or clubs and activities will be involved in the annual Dance Showcase which offers a wonderful performance opportunity for pupils. 

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