At Park House, Dance is a thriving, inspiring and creative subject which takes place in a beautiful purpose built dance studio overlooking the school field. There are a wide range of opportunities for students to embrace this popular subject both within the curriculum and also as an extra curricular activity.
All students who study dance will develop their physical, creative and theoretical skills whilst vastly improving their overall confidence and self esteem. We pride ourselves on the quality of dance provision and the excellent achievement of our examination students in GCSE Dance. Year 7 and 8 students are taught one term of dance within their Physical Education lessons and are given the option to develop this further within extra-curricular Dance activities. From Year 9 and above, students can choose to study dance in depth as a GCSE subject. Here we strive to maintain a high standard of discipline, engagement and determination.
All students who study dance take part in our annual performance event 'Encompass' which takes place at The Arlington Arts Centre every July and is a celebration of the high quality and diversity that is on offer within the dance studio at Park House School. Theatre trips and occasional workshops with visiting professional artists are also organised throughout the year to further inspire, enthuse and extend the learning of pupils within the department.
Our new Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts is now established and will continue to be offered to our sixth form pupils. This will be accompanied by the exciting launch of the new PH6 Dance Academy in the Autumn Term.