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 KS3 Dance (Year 7 and 8)

Within year 7 and 8 students participate in compulsory dance lessons, once a fortnight.  Based in our specialist dance studio, the lessons are designed to develop students confidence, team work, understanding of dance principals and health related fitness.  We work within a range of groupings, and with a variety of stimuli, such as poetry, pictures, emotions and professional dance works, to create choreographies and learn set phrases of movement.  Students learn about how to both perform and appreciate dance, as well as how to generate creative ideas.  Dance is a wonderful opportunity for students to work together, share their creative ideas and work collaboratively. 


The dance department participate in many external performances across the local area; annually performing at both the Lyceum and Regent Theatre.  With close links to HE institutes, we also work collaboratively with South Cheshire College and Manchester Metropolitan University to provide workshops and further performance opportunities.  A wide variety of clubs are on offer for students to attend at lunch time and after school.


KS4 Dance


GCSE Dance is a fresh and vibrant specification which includes popular performance and choreography, alongside a collection of diverse professional works.  Over the course of the three years, students will develop their performance skills; participating in technique classes and will perform in both group and individual performances.  We develop understanding of the key principals of dance, health and safety and how to maintain good body maintenance.  Choreographically, students learn how to create a well-constructed choreographies, many of which are often performed at our school showcases and events.  Six professional dance works form the theoretical context to the course, with students learning how to analyse features of performance, such as costume, set design and lighting.




017 Dance:  Around the World

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on- Trent, Wednesday 1st March 2017, Starts:  7.30pm

13 Ruskin students will be performing a 10 minute choreography based on the festivals theme of ‘Around the World’.  We have decided to explore this topic in an abstract and contemporary way, looking at how both the natural and human world can be represented through dance.

ATG Tickets:  08448717649

Tickets £11/Concessions £8


 schools gotta dance

Ruskin Dancers perform at the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe Monday 27th March 7pm

20 Schools from all over Cheshire descend upon the Stage for the 2017 Schools Gotta Dance shows.  300 young people will be participating in a night of ballet, street, cheerleading, contemporary, jazz, and much more.  The schools will be supported by local, young, talented singers.  Tickets: £13.50