Dance


Dance is a thriving and ever popular activity at JFK. With the modern dance studio, lessons and extra-curricular dance sessions can be delivered in a perfect setting.

Key Stage 3

All girls in KS3 have a half-term block of dance within the PE curriculum, delivered by Mrs Pettengell and Miss Holmes.

Year 7 are introduced to Social Dance and Dance Through the Decades as they learn about the dance styles and music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Year 8 further their choreography through motif development, experiencing a range of dance styles from jazz to cheerleading.

Year 9 are exposed to a more creative contemporary modern approach to dance with greater focus on story-telling and performance.

In September, all three year groups have the opportunity to attend a lunchtime extra-curricular dance club. Students are encouraged to attend and perform a group piece at the annual Gym & Dance Display.

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE Dance is a popular option taken by both boys and girls to further develop their choreographic and performance skills. As the course is 80% practical, all students are actively encouraged to attend the Level 1 Dance Leadership Course in Year 10. As well as a valuable qualification, this also enables the students to run lunchtime dance clubs at JFK alongside choreographing routines for the school Gym & Dance Display and the Dacorum Dance Competition.

 

Annual Events:

  • Gym & Dance Display (November)
  • Dacorum Dance Competition (March)
  • Inter-House Dance Competition (Easter)
  • GCSE Theatre Trip & Dance Workshop