Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which inspires students to develop their creative, physical and emotional skills, whatever their previous experience. Here at FIC we encourage the participation in this empowering form of non-verbal communication to help to form positive relationships and promote teamwork. Dance develops imagination and allows students to form movement memory, an invaluable transferable skill which can assist revision and organisation.

Through dance education, students learn on a deeper level, beyond theoretical knowledge. Physical learning does not happen quickly; therefore, students learn perseverance, and develop resilience and determination in order to succeed, thereby building self-esteem and confidence.

Creative expression is where dance education shines, and through dance at FIC our students are encouraged to collaborate with each other and make connections through design in space. We inspire the appreciation of cultural traditions and genres of dance from all over the world. Students develop the use of choreographic devices such as unison, cannon, travelling patterns and the structure of a routine. These movement combinations improve memory, problem-solving and sequencing skills and above all require collaborative working. Not only does dance education provide physical exercise, but it also helps to develop flexibility, musicality, spatial awareness, discipline, good coordination, strength and balance.

Dance Assessment Progress Map

Dance Units of Work 2021-24