Performing Arts

Why study Dance?

By learning in, through and about expressive movement students are engaging in connecting their thinking, imagination, senses, movement and feelings. They will use elements of Dance to express and convey artistic ideas. Students will work individually and collaboratively, all of which builds confidence and strengthens interpersonal skills.

Why study Drama?

Drama helps us make sense of the world and our place within it. It celebrates and explores our culture and encourages us to challenge the attitudes and beliefs within it. Through Drama, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others.

In studying Drama, students learn to structure a variety of elements and to use dramatic conventions, techniques and technologies to create imagined worlds. Through experimentation, both individual and collaborative, they discover how to link imagination, thoughts and feelings. As students work with drama techniques, they learn to use spoken and written language with increasing control and confidence, and to communicate effectively using body language, movement and space. As they perform, analyse and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper appreciation of the human experience.