“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.”
Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
Dance transforms images, ideas and feelings into sequences of movement that are personally and socially significant.
Dance allows people to discover, explore and develop their natural instincts for movement, enabling students of dance to develop not only their motor skills but also their mental and emotional personalities.
The National Curriculum states that in Key Stage 1, pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. In Key Stage 2, pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.