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Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.
Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative side through physical and intellectual capacity. The subject welcomes students from all abilities with a keen interest in the dance.

Pupils at Three Rivers Academy are taught a wide range of dance styles including contemporary, jazz, social and cultural dance. Dance is run after school to challenge and develop students who are aiming to continue dance at KS4. There are two separate dance companies: TRA for Year 7 and 8’s and Collateral for Year 9 and above.

Dance Helps students to

  • increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
  • make knowledgeable decisions about dances

Key stage 3

Dance at Three Rivers Academy is emerged with P.E at key stage 3. The ever-growing subject aims to provide pupils with the fundamental technical skills and knowledge to support their learning.

Key stage 4

At GCSE level, students will be able to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of dance as choreographers. The course is 60% practical and 40% theoretical and pupils study six professional works as part of a dance anthology. The anthology's mix of artistic, cultural and aesthetically diverse works, has been selected by the AQA exam board to broaden students' knowledge and understanding of a wide range of dance styles.

GCSE Dance Anthology and Video

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