The students at Heathfield School take classes in a purpose built Dance Studio within the Sports Hall. The studio is fitted with Ballet Barres, Mirrors and Harlequin Dance Flooring. Classes are provided by teachers from Envy Performing Arts (in asscociation with NVSDD).
Envy Performing Arts/NVSDD is recognised as an accredited school by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre and in 2017 was honoured with the Dance School of the Year Award for schools with 200+ students.
Street Dance students have the opportunity to learn some of the best dance moves as seen on TV and Film. These classes are a great way to learn dance, keep fit and have fun at the same time.
Tap Dance has its roots in Harlem, USA. It involves the use of the ankles and feet incorporating different beats and rhythms to music. Not only is it a very popular form of dance but it’s good fun too! Students have the option of taking ISTD exams.
Pilates-Yoga-Personal Training a range of ‘Well-Being and Fitness’ Classes (Pilates, Yoga, Relaxation, Exam Stress Management and Personal Training) are on offer to suit the girls’ preferences. These lessons can be taken in groups or individually.
Zumba® is the latest aerobics/fitness class to sweep the country. Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.
Dance GCSE is a 2-year course which will commence in September 2017 (off-site, at another school nearby). Suitable for girls who will be in Form III or IV in September 2017. GCSE results since 2003: 100% Pass Rate (92 students) with 95% gaining an A or A*. In 2016 all 11 girls achieved an A* in their Unit 3 Performance Module and a further 16 A*/A grades were achieved in other units.
ISTD Modern Dance Students follow the ISTD syllabus and have the opportunity to take Graded & Vocational examinations.
Contemporary Dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Concerts and Shows are held throughout the year giving the girls an opportunity to perform their examination routines and specially choreographed works before an audience of parents and friends.
Spring 2017 RAD Grade 4 Ballet: Isabel Youssoufian (D)
Summer 2016 RAD Grade 6 Ballet: Georgina Kelly (M)
Autumn 2016 RAD Grade 7 Ballet: Anoushka Barbour (M), Asuka Ikenbo (M)
Summer 2015 RAD Grade 8 Ballet: Sophie Pennick (D)
RAD Grade 6 Ballet: Anoushka Barbour (M)
AQA Dance GCSE Anoushka Barbour (A)
Summer 2014 RAD Grade 7 Ballet: Sophie Pennick (M), Serena Eyi (M), Jamila Al Adwani (M), Aliya Al Adwani (M)
RAD Grade 5 Ballet: India Fisher (M), Frances Weston (M)
Summer 2013 ISTD Intermediate Tap Dance: Aliya Al Adwani
December 2012 ISTD Grade 5 Tap Dance: Aliya Al Adwani (M)
Autumn 2012 RAD Grade 3 Ballet: India Fisher (M), Frances Weston (M)
January 2012 RAD Grade 5 Ballet: Thea-Rose Mumford (M), Serena Eyi (M), Sophie Pennick (M), Jamila Al Adwani (M), Aliya Al Adwani (M)
July 2010 ISTD Grade 4 Tap Dance: Aliya Al Adwani (M)
May 2010 RAD Grade 8 Ballet: Olivia Bence-Trower (D), Daniela Smale (D), Meghan Bethel
May 2009 RAD Grade 7 Ballet: Olivia Bence-Trower (D)
RAD Grade 6 Ballet: Catalina GB Bolza (M), Meghan Bethel
RAD Grade 4 Ballet: Jamila Al Adwani (M), Sophie Pennick (M), Emily Shepherd, Phoebe Shipton
AQA Dance GCSE Aliya Al Adwani (A*), Serena Eyi (A), Anoushka Barbour (A), Jamila Al Adwani (B)
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