"Dance is not just about remembering a few steps and working in unison; it allows for expression, encourages creativity and can provide pupils with vital skills which can aid sport and other disciplines." – Mrs C Wyndham – Head of Dance
The Dance Department at Norwich School strives to develop an energetic, enthusiastic and healthy community of pupils, striving to give all pupils experience in a range of dance styles and dance performance. All pupils are encouraged to partake in a variety of dance events and dance classes, whilst providing gifted dancers the opportunities to work with industry professionals and choreograph for shows.
Norwich School Dance Festivals
The school showcases dance talent in the Senior and Junior Dance Festivals which happen every year. In the past, shows have been performed at the Norwich Puppet Theatre, The Garage and Epic Studios.
Pupils engage in a variety of dance styles: from musical theatre to hip hop, jive to commercial, Norwich School Dancers have the opportunity to explore and adopt a genre to suit them. Pupils are also encouraged to choreograph and create their own routines for performances.
In the past the Norwich School Dancers have performed in an array of events, including dancing in the Lord Mayor’s Procession, the School’s Fashion Show and Gala night.
All pupils are encouraged to involve themselves in our many dance opportunities as there is something for everyone.
We offer specialist dance workshops with industry professionals to stimulate the pupils and to enable them to expand their repertoire of dance and movement styles. Recent workshops have included commercial and musical theatre with professional West End dancer Layton Williams.
Dance classes are currently offered as a games option during games sessions. These classes specifically cater for the pupils needs, taking their ability and dance experience into consideration.
Some of our recent performances can be seen below:
Norwich School Dance Festival 2015 - Instinct
Norwich School SDF 2017 | Senior Dance 1
Norwich School SDF 2017 | Senior Dance