Learning self-expression in the most modern of facilities
Dance is a wonderfully expressive art form and very popular amongst St Andrew’s Prep children. Our beautiful, new, purpose built dance studio is light and airy with sprung floors, wall to wall barres and full length mirrors giving all children an inspirational space to explore dance and movement.
We develop dance by offering different forms of dance and opportunities for pupils to participate at all levels throughout the school. In the Pre-Prep, dance is incorporated within the EYFS for the Nursery and Reception and then as a specialist class of either ballet or modern dance for all of Year 1 and Year 2.
In the Prep school syllabus, ballet is offered from Grade 1 upwards for Years 3 to 8 as an after school ballet club. Jazz and creative dance with body conditioning is also offered as an after school club, giving pupils the opportunity to try elements of contemporary and musical theatre as well as a chance to create their own choreography. Tap classes are offered to pupils as a lunchtime club. Any pupils wanting to further specific skills in ballet, tap, modern or contemporary dance are able to take up private one to one or small group sessions. In the past few years, pupils have participated in workshops working with different dance companies such as The Rambert.