At the Skegness Academy we believe that dance plays an essential role in the progress of our pupils and provides valuable opportunities both in and out of the Academy. Dance allows pupils to develop and broaden their creativity as well as improve their performance skills. Dance lessons provide our pupils with a platform to develop their knowledge and understanding on a variety of topics and issues and allow them to take risks in a safe and secure learning environment.
Dance is offered at Key Stage 3 and our pupils study a wide range of dance styles, ideas and influences. This develops their co-ordination, spatial and dynamic awareness and choreographic skills. Within each topic pupils create short studies in the dance style or idea, at the end of each study pupils perform as a duet or group and are assessed on their performance, choreography and evaluation skills.
In Key Stage 4 pupils can access the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance Strand). This is equivalent to one GCSE. This vocational course develops performance skills and technique in different genres of dance.
In Key Stage 5 pupils can specialise in Dance as part of their Performing Arts course. Please see the Performing Arts page for more information.
Dance is also offered as an extra- curricular activity through lunch time clubs; pupils also have the opportunity to audition for the gifted and talented dance company which performs at the annual Dance Showcase and is made up of pupils across all year groups. They are also invited to perform at events in the community throughout the year as well as participating in professional dance workshops both within the Academy and externally.