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The study of dance as an art form contributes to pupils’ aesthetic and social development. As a physical activity it promotes fitness and well-being. The  course provides opportunities for pupils to  develop further their physical skills as well as stimulating their creative, emotional, and intellectual capacities. The programme of study is based on the interrelated processes of performance, choreography and critical appreciation.

The biennial dance show, which takes place at Arlington Arts Theatre, provides a platform for GCSE pupils to showcase their work. This exciting and vibrant event is a celebration of this empowering and powerful art form.

Dance is taught in a specialist dance studio with a fully sprung floor, professional dance flooring and large mirrors.

Challenge & Extension: There is a wide range of extra-curricular events and lessons designed to inspire and challenge all pupils. Girls are invited to audition for the senior school dance company ‘Angelis’ and 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 visits to the theatre to see live dance performances.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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