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Performing Arts

"The Arts, it has said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world" - Maxine Greene

Performing Arts Is...

Performing Arts is a creative education developed through Creation, Performance, Analysis and Evaluative skills. Students have three Performing Arts lessons each week during their time as a KS3 student at Springwest Academy where they study a range of disciplines including Drama, Dance, Music, Technical Theatre, The Performing Arts Business & Theatre Journalism. Students can also undertake a Performing Arts subject at KS4 and/or can also get involved in one of the many clubs, productions or opportunities we offer as part of our Co-Curricular offer. The Performing Arts curriculum will allow students to develop a lifelong appreciation of The Arts.

Sequence of Learning

Year Group

Scheme of Work                                                                                  


        Dance - World of Dance
        Drama - Introduction to Drama Skills
        Music - Reggae music exploring singing, percussion and ukulele


        Dance - Dance Techniques (Street Dance & Musical Theatre)
        Drama - Dynamic Devisers
        Music - World Music exploring Samba, West African drumming and Gamelan music


        Dance - Contemporary Explorations
        Drama - Theatre in Education
        Music - Electronic Dance Project using music technology to record, edit and loop


Year Group      Autumn 1 & 2      Spring 1 & 2      Summer 1 & 2
10 Dance - The Aspire  Project                                      Dance - Exploring the Performing Arts                               Dance - Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
11 Dance -Component 3 - Responding to a Brief