With weekly dance classes for each year group including the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, Modern Jazz incorporating musical theatre and more contemporary styles, Cumnor’s commitment to dance is evident for all to see.
In addition to dance classes, year group performances and charity dance days mean that every student gets a chance to dance. There is also our daily “Wake and Shake” in the Pre-Prep, choreography occupations and a variety of dance workshops run by visiting dance teachers. Cumnor also takes students to attend and perform in dance workshops elsewhere such as with the Rambert Dance outreach programme.
Cumnor boasts many successes with recent past pupils gaining dance scholarships to Tring Park, Legat School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Wellington College. Pupils have also performed with the English Youth Ballet, the Southern Youth Ballet, and competed at the Royal Academy of Dance Awards at Brighton College. Many other students continue dance at their next school – equipped to make the most of the dance opportunities at the next educational level.
Our dedicated and talented staff at Cumnor passionately believe in dance as a life skill; to build creativity, expression, self-confidence, musicality and a positive body image. The rigours of training in dance teach a discipline in body, mind and group-interaction. These skills remain for life.