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Dance & Performing Arts


Dance at St Aidan’s aims to provide opportunities for students to gain physical, mental and social benefits from doing a fun, creative and inclusive activity.


Miss S Miller – Head of Department

To view the Dance Learning Journey please click here


Throughout the two year GCSE Dance course, there will be numerous opportunities to take part in workshops with practising professional dancers and choreographers, as well as visits to the theatre to appreciate a variety of dance works.

For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2024


A Level Dance provides students with lots of opportunity for dance performance and choreography whilst gaining a deep understanding of the diverse dynamic heritage of dance. Students take part in workshops delivered by visiting artists who appear in well-known musicals and members of dance companies such as Northern Ballet Theatre, Adventures in Motion Picture and Rambert.

Performing Arts is also offered within our Associated Sixth Form courses. BTEC Nationals are widely recognised vocational qualifications at Level 3 and are accepted by the vast majority of universities for further study. This course will help you develop your practical skills as well as your knowledge of the Performing Arts industry.

For further information please see our Associated Sixth Form Prospectus

Additonal Learning Resources

GCSE Dance, A Level Dance and BTEC PA all have their own individual Moodle page. The Sixth Form subjects also have an ‘Independent Programme of Study’ page on Moodle to support classroom and homework activities.

School Production News

We are excited to announce that our school production in November 2024 will be Annie!


Audition Information

Tuesday 25th June 3.45 – 5pm Y9-12 MHL


Wednesday 26th June 3.45 – 5pm Y9-12 MHL

Wednesday 10th July 3.45 Call backs

No need to learn anything in advance. You will be learning a song from the show and some movement/dance at the audition. Please be prepared to speak and show that you can act.

Wear comfortable clothing for the audition so that you can move around.

Call backs will be decided from this audition.

This show has over 25 named parts for all ages, so we would love as many people to audition as possible!

Opportunities to sign up/audition for the show band will be in September.



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