The Dance Department are proud of the committed and dedicated dancers we have here already at Thorns and constantly strive to give any student the opportunity to pursue their interest in Dance. Our motto is ‘Dance – Believe – Achieve’ and we offer students the chance to develop their skills in a variety of different dance styles.
Dance is taught to all students at Key Stage 3 and is offered as a BTEC option in Years 10 and 11. Lessons are taught in our beautiful, purpose built dance studio which is a fantastic space for students to create and perform dances that showcase their talents.
The Dance Department are now fortunate to have resident practitioner Ben Hallworth from Birmingham Hippodrome work every week within our department. This fantastic partnership has allowed our students to perform in large scale external spaces such as Birmingham Hippodrome and work alongside world renowned companies like Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The department prides itself in taking part in community events and hosts a show each year. Students will regularly have access to professional dance artists in a variety of styles and are given opportunities to attend live performances at the theatre.
The Dance Department offers a variety of weekly dance clubs; these encourage students to pursue their enjoyment of the subject further and aid the progression of their dance skills:
Overload – Year 7
Cre8tive – Year 8
Fusion – Year 9
Fresh Vibez – Year 10 & 11
NRG Dance Company – More able students 9-11
Momentum – More able students 7 & 8
Here’s a sample of our annual Dance Production, filmed earlier this year: