Dance and Drama

Dance drama is a vital subject at Dunannie – it is a time for children to explore the magical world of theatre and dance.

Children are encouraged to express themselves through creative dance, mime and acting. This gives the pupils the opportunity to develop physical skills linking in with the Dance curriculum.

Dunannie pupils become strong performers and are encouraged to develop an ability to present and perform in front of any audience

 

The focus is usually the class project, and the pupils work covers the three areas of composition, performance and appreciation. There is opportunity for team work and the sharing of ideas promoting creativity through the body and voice. The pupils gain confidence as well as a sense of pride and ownership; thus producing very self-assured performers.

These skills are demonstrated in class assemblies and school productions. The Dance/Drama staff work very closely with the Music department. Drama is a powerful medium in other areas of the curriculum when children and adults can use role-play to explore project work, for example.

Dunannie pupils become strong performers and are encouraged to develop an ability to present and perform in front of any audience. The medium of dance and drama is integral to all three schools as an expressive art form and the hope is that pupils develop a life long love of theatre and dance.

View photos from the 2016 production of The Tempest and from the 2016 Globe Theatre workshop

The Gruffalo by Dunannie from Bedales School on Vimeo.