We are delighted to share that Talk Education has named Dauntsey's as one of the best schools for dance in the UK.
Dance has long been an important part of life at Dauntsey's - it is on the timetable and so every pupil does it. But beyond just learning to dance, it provides pupils with an opportunity to develop their self-confidence, take risks, challenge themselves in new ways and importantly have fun! We are very proud of our Dance Department and are thrilled to see it achieve this external recognition.
Dance is compulsory for pupils in the first two years at Dauntsey’s, when pupils learn street dance and hip-hop in the cool Harlequin-floor studio and spend a term practising for a bumper performance piece for the annual Lower School Dance Show, a fun, inclusive and entertaining spectacle involving everyone. And it doesn’t stop there – those who get the dancing bug can opt for GCSEs and A-levels in the discipline. All the hard work pays off: each year, a handful of pupils get accepted to the likes of the London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
It’s encouraged as a hobby too, with a raft of clubs encompassing everything from tumbling to musical theatre, all of which encourage pupils to get creative and experiment with their own choreography. We particularly love the rather cheekily titled GNI, the boys-only dance group throwing some serious shapes with just one polite request: ‘Girls Not Invited’.
Read the full review here.