British Theatre Dance Association - B.T.D.A.
The Tap, Ballet and Jazz/Modern lessons work towards the B.T.D.A. syllabuses and awards. Grade examinations are offered in these areas from Pre-Primary to Grade 8. Also available are Vocational Qualifications in all three disciplines, performance awards and medal tests. The syllabuses revolve around creative and self-expression, self-esteem, team-work and communicating emotions through movement.
Dance School Shows, Festivals and Events
The School regularly performs their Whole School Dance Show at the Flavel Theatre, Dartmouth where all the children get to perform in rehearsed dances, thus gaining stage confidence and experience. On top of this, they have opportunities within the wider area of Devon to perform at local theatres, festivals and events that we strongly encourage. Our recent event performances have included performances have included Dartmouth Regatta, Variety performances at the Flavel Theatre. Some students have been selected to perform in local pantomimes at Palace Avenue Theatre, Paignton and as part of English National Ballet “Giselle” at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. The school has been very successful at festivals and encourages children to participate to gain confidence and performance skills.
Several times a year we invite professional dancers and performers to work with pupils during specific workshops. Previous workshops have been run by Previous workshops have been run by Wesley Waring – Dance captain on Carnival Cruiseship and has toured China performing……, Bjorn Lonngren toured Country in “We Will Rock You”…., Lucy O’Neill – Sarah Brightman Tour and “Man in the Mirror” tour and also many tv commercial dance appearances including X factor and Britains Got Talent …. We continue to. We continue to look for other talented individuals to run these unique workshops.
The school has been very successful with exam results with most pupils gaining the highest mark, Distinction and above. The school has also achieved over 95% each time it is assessed as a Centre by the exam board. Children are challenged to reach their potential and well-prepared if they choose to undertake any exam qualifications.
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