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Key Stage 3
Years 7 and 8

Key Stage 4
Years 9, 10 and 11

Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

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Faculty Progress Leader

Mr P Page





Dance continues to be one of the school’s leading subjects. Whether it is a subject you have tried before or not, all students are encouraged to explore and develop new skills and techniques in this challenging, supportive and engaging subject.  Dance has delivered outstanding results at both Key Stage 4 & 5 for many years and this is where you can begin your journey. 

Withernsea High School provides opportunities to be part of clubs, a dance company and dance show performances alongside the curriculum offered. Everyone is welcome, no matter how much experience you have!


Useful for careers in…

Performing arts in all its forms,
Live performance, Stage management,
Production, Set design, plus related
administration and technical roles.

In Key Stage 4, students will experience a wide variety of dance styles, including contemporary dance, jazz dance and street dance. It focuses on developing a wide range of dance techniques whilst enhancing their creativity through choreography and performance. Dance at Withernsea High School is widely known for the self-confidence it builds amongst young people. 


What will I learn?


Years 9, 10 and 11

• Unit 4: Dance Skills

An introduction to dance technique and key terms that underpin its use and development. The unit looks at a variety of different dance styles such as contemporary, jazz and street dance to develop their technical, interpretative and stylistic skills. This gives students the foundations of dance skills from which to choreograph, perform and analyse.

• Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production 
This unit results in the annual Year 11 Dance Show. Students will undertake a performance role when interpreting a given stimulus.  They will then work as a company, not an individual, to explore, develop and shape the performance material. All of their hard work will come to fruition at the infamous final show night.

• Unit 1: Individual Showcase
First impressions matter. This unit re-creates an audition scenario to which students will recognise and promote their dance skills with confidence and clarity. They will produce 2 solo performances from a stimulus (pre-choreographed by the teacher and no audience required) and a written application letter. With a solid grounding in choreography and technique, performance is at the heart of this unit.