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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

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Drama Toolkit
Dance Toolkit
Music Toolkit

World Dance
Drama Toolkit

Technical Theatre 1:Costume & Sound

Contemporary Technique 
Keyboard Skills

School of Rock

Lion King
Rhythm Nation

Refugees Boy

DATW: Asia Sonority City 

FMP: Arts in the Community 

Year 8

Dynamic Devisers
Contact Creatives
The Music Toolbar

Dance Technique & Performance
Dynamic Devisers
World Music


Technical Theatre 2: Set Design & Lighting
Jazz Technique
Keyboard Skills



Rhythm Nation

Introduction to Practitioners.

DATW: South America and Saharan Sounds

FMP: TiE Theatre

Year 9

The Diary of Anne Frank
Dance Music

Contemporary Explorations
Theatre in EducationElectronic Dance Music

The Performing Arts Business
Hip Hop Technique
Keyboard Skills

Come from Away
West Side Story
Samba Drumming

Physical Theatre

Theatre Journalism
What Makes a Good song? 

FMP: Movie Makers 

Year 10  Dance 

Developing technique within Hip Hop, Contemporary & Jazz

Understanding the creative process of choreographers

Investigation into Alvin Ailey/Bob Fosse, their choreography, practice and history

The choreography process

Year 10  Drama

Theatre History, Verbatim Theatre & The Devising Process

Developing, creating, staging and evaluating original work for Stage

Performance from text

Year 11


Introducing Jerome Robbins

Embodying professional repertoire

Researching, choreographing, staging and evaluating original dance performance for Stage

Year 11 


Performance from text Planning, organising, executing and managing  a Performing Arts Event 

Year 10 Drama: WJEC L2 Performing Arts (Acting) & Year 10 Dance: BTEC L2 Performing Arts (Dance)

Year 11 Drama: Edexcel GCSE Drama & Year 11 Dance: BTEC L2 Performing Arts (Dance)