Dance

Dance is thriving at Alleyn’s with so many pupils wanting to get involved both inside and outside the curriculum.

There are numerous ways for dancers to get involved in co-curricular Dance at Alleyn’s and we offer a range of clubs and companies, designed to allow every pupil, regardless of their ability or starting point, an opportunity to get involved and to stretch themselves.

Over the past few years, we have seen an even bigger take-up for the co-curricular Dance companies so have now split companies in half to allow every dancer a chance to take part.

We currently offer:

  • The Year 7 Dance Companies
  • The Year 8 Dance Companies
  • The Year 9 and 10 Dance Company
  • The Year 10 and 11 Dance Company
  • The Stretch Dance Company (for Years 12 and 13)

Our co-curricular Dance clubs explore a variety of genres including lyrical dance, contemporary dance, musical theatre, jazz and street dance.

Performance Opportunities

The School presents two huge Dance shows every year in March. The 2022 show, AWAKEN, involved over 150 dancers and featured over 50 teacher and student choreographies.

Pupils also have regular opportunities to participate in musical performances at Alleyn's, in which the Drama, Dance and Music Departments collaborate on exhilarating shows such as Rent, Guys and Dolls and Cabaret (Upper School) Disco Inferno (Middle School), and Treasure Island (Lower School).

Dancers also perform further afield; for example in December 2017, four companies performed at The Indigo at the 02 Arena as part of the West End Dreams event. GCSE dancers have also attended Dance camps and performed at conference events. 

Above all, Dance at Alleyn's aims to create a fun, challenging and collaborative environment in the dance studio. Whether a pupil dances in just one co-curricular club or indeed makes a career out of dance, we hope that every performer will take away something quite special that the discipline offers; creativity, physical artistry, teamwork, confidence and passion, to name but a few.

"We are so privileged to value Dance as one of the integral arts. Our annual Dance show is testimony to what creative thinking can lead to, and the standard of choreography from our young dancers is incredibly high."

- Natalie Demain, Director of Dance