There is a vibrant and prestigious music department at our school, with regular performances in which many pupils participate. Concert programmes include music ranging from classical to modern composers. Each term there are musicals and drama productions performed by our students, in addition to talent shows and regular fund raising activities.

 

 Ballet

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Dancing is a great way to improve fitness, appreciate the fluidity and movement of the body, improve physical condition, agility and, of course, have fun interpreting the music. From its Renaissance beginnings in Italy, ballet has developed into one of the classical dance styles of our time. Pupils learn the posture and techniques that give ballet its agility and grace.

Tuesday and Thursday

Reception 10.30 to 11.00
Year 1 15.00 to 15.30
Year 2 – Year 6 Second break
Year 7 – Year 13 Second break

 

 

Spanish Dancing

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Dancing is a great way to improve fitness, appreciate the fluidity and movement of the body, improve physical condition, agility and, of course, have fun interpreting the music.

In our Spanish Dance classes, pupils learn to move their body in harmony to the rhythm and style of the Spanish guitar. It’s a fast, flowing discipline with an elegance and energy that is both enjoyable and healthy.

Monday to Friday

Reception First break
Year 1 – Year 2 First break
Year 3 – Year 6 First break

Modern Dance Batuka

Bates Dance Festival, Young Dancers Workshop, second day of modern classes, taught in the Gray Cage and Alumni Gym. In the Gray Cage with musician Glen Fittin is Heidi Henderson, choreographer for elephant JANE dance, a pick up company in RI, and a three-time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. In Alumni Gym with musician Shamou is Kendra Portier, a performer, teacher, and dance-maker based in NYC.

Modern dance / Batuka class is a fun way to exercise combining aerobic exercise with dance, doing fun choreographies with today’s music. This activity powers aspects such as muscle strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination.

Reception – Year 2 15.00 to 15.30
Year 3 – Year 6 Second break
Year 7 – Year 13 Second break