Dance at St Gabriel’s is a vibrant and exciting subject with an ethos of participation and enjoyment. There are a wide range of extra-curricular events and clubs on offer which are designed to inspire and challenge all pupils. We cater to all abilities and tailor individual clubs to keep pupils engaged and motivated.
Girls are invited to audition for the senior school dance company ‘Angelis’ from Year 9 upwards and to participate in an enriching programme of weekly contemporary dance classes and performance opportunities. Visiting professional dance companies provide new and challenging dance material for pupils to learn and these are often linked to the many and varied trips to the theatre to see live dance performances.
Further down the school there are a diverse range of dance clubs for pupils in Years 7 and 8 to attend. Recent ones include Ballet, Bollywood and Lyrical dance. Clubs are often adapted according to pupil requests and we try to cater for all tastes. Juniors have a dedicated club for dance and any pieces created during this time are often used for performances in assemblies and whole school productions.
The highlight for many dance enthusiasts is the biennial dance show which takes place at Arlington Arts Theatre. This lively and exciting event celebrates the dancing achievements of pupils from Year 3 onwards and provides an opportunity for pupils to experience the thrill of a live performance in a professional venue.
Photographs from our recent Dance Showcase can be viewed in Galleries.