Dance

At Wellington we are proud to have a thriving dance department offering not only academic study of dance, but also a wide array of co-curricular dance opportunities for all ages and abilities.

The co-curricular dance programme offers both graded examination classes in Modern and Ballet, with ISTD and RAD exam boards respectively, as well as a vast number of classes for boys and girls of all abilities in Contemporary, Commercial, Ballet, Tap, Street, Acrobatics, Yoga and much more.

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Amongst the many dance events in the school calendar, some highlights of the year include the annual Dance Show, showcasing all students involved in dance, from beginners to future professionals.  This is always quite the spectacle and really showcases our dancers at their best. The inter-house Dance Competition challenges pupils to work as a team on their own choreographies in houses, this is always extremely popular with students, staff and families alike and creates an incredible buzz around the college. We also offer opportunities for the high quality coursework and student-lead work to be showcased throughout the year at a variety of events; there are opportunities for everyone.

For the extremely dedicated, talented and driven performers, we offer opportunities for auditioned performance groups such as our Boys Dance Company, our acrobatic Physical Theatre group and the Wellington Dance Company.  We also have strong links with Centres for Advanced Dance Training in London and with Berkshire Youth Dance Company and Hampshire Youth Dance Company offering excellent extension opportunities.  This offers pupils the chance to take dance to an extremely high level and potentially into their future careers. Our Dance Company have recently performed curtain raisers with Avant Garde Dance in Woking and regularly wow audiences in the end of year Speech Day celebrations.

For information about our co-curricular programme, timetables or with any questions about classes please contact dance@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.