Dance is available to be studied as a qualification based option or as wider enrichment alongside other subject choices. All students will be involved in creating performance pieces, in particular for our annual dance performance: Movement Evening and will have the opportunity to get involved with competition pieces for regional competitions such as Crossing Borders and Fresh.
Our dedicated on site dance studio is equipped with the technical and specialist equipment needed to choreograph and performing high quality, professional dance pieces. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to rehearse and perform off site due to our collaboration with local partners Cast Academy. This outstanding and established performing arts school has experience of supporting performers into full time professions within dance and the performing arts.
Meet the Teachers
Mrs Rebecca Thompson - Subject Leader of Dance
Mrs Thompson been teaching at Wath Academy for seven years, where she leads the Department of Dance. Mrs Thompson started dancing quite late, at the age of 14. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz and street dance, gaining RAD advanced qualifications. After a BTEC in Performing Arts at college, she achieved a first-class honours degree in dance, performance and teaching.
She teaches all styles of dance, including contemporary, urban, break, African and hip-hop, as well as running the Wath Warriors cheerleading team.
Outside Wath Academy, Mrs Thompson has been involved in many performances and dance companies, including Ludus Dance.
Miss Kelly Dungworth - Teacher of Dance and PE
Miss Dungworth really got into dancing when she was at secondary school by taking part annual dance shows. She also attended several dance schools, practising ballet, Irish, jazz, contemporary and street dance.
Miss Dungworth studied contemporary dance at GCSE, A Level and university. It is her favourite style as it has a lot of freedom and nothing can ever be wrong, which she feels is important for students to understand as they develop into amazing dancers.
Miss Emma Greenfield - Teacher of Dance and PE
At the age of two, Miss Greenfield began dancing at June Fletcher’s Academy of Dance in Sheffield. She has studied ballet, tap, modern, jazz, acro and street dance.
Miss Greenfield took a BTEC in Dance at sixth form and holds advanced qualifications for teaching ballet and tap dance from the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. Outside school,
Miss Greenfield is still passionately involved in dance. She teaches at Sculpt Dance Studios, where she instructs class in both dance and fitness. Miss Greenfield feels the Dance Scholarship can promote physical, mental and social wellbeing and also give a sense of achievement when performing.