"Life in all its fullness"

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 thrilled to announce that our major school production for November 2023 will be the joyously uplifting Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Based on the beloved 1989 animated classic, the show is purposely designed to be a treat for all senses, filled with vivid visuals and dazzling production values that offer audiences a refreshed and expanded theatrical take on a beloved, quite sacred piece of cinema. Those now history-etched songs have been revived for the stage version, mingling alongside newer songs by the original composer, Alan Menken, and a new book expanding a few backstories and reimagining certain scenes.

With a host of great characters such as Ariel, Eric, Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian, Ursula (with Flotsam and Jetsam), King Triton, Grimsby, six Mermaid Sisters, Chef Louis and an ensemble of sailors, sea creatures, gulls, maids, chefs and princesses, there are roles for a large cast supported by a full show band. Auditions for students in Years 9 to 12 and for newcomers to the Associated 6th Form will take place in June. Dates, times, and details to be confirmed nearer the time. We hope that whether as performers or as an audience, you will all want to be “part of our world”!



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