Co-curricular Dance Programme

Time: Tuesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Temporary Drama Studio – Grub Lawn and, in the Autumn term, in the newly refurbished Rogers Theatre Drama Studio
Tutor: Miss Leanne Hollyhead BA 
Since graduating from Mountview Theatre School in 2000, Leanne has been involved in many professional productions throughout the UK.  Before joining Malvern College, Leanne was at the King’s School Worcester and King’s Hawford where her primary role was to prepare pupils for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Examinations and to pilot Musical Theatre Examinations. Leanne is directing ‘Legally Blonde Jnr’ which was performed at Malvern in March. In addition to teaching, Leanne runs the locally based ‘Theatre Factory’ (a Saturday morning theatre school for pupils aged four to eighteen), and a series of summer schools involving guest teachers from London’s West End.
Dance lessons, for girls and boys are taught as a co-curricular activity and the classes are open to all years. No prior dance experience necessary – we just require your commitment and energy!
This is a popular programme so please sign up early.
During this exciting co-curricular programme pupils will be working on different styles of dance and dance technique, laying the foundations for future Drama/Musical Theatre productions and Dance Showcases. Participants will work on the techniques required for the following styles of dance: Commercial Dance Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Musical Theatre. A different style will be offered each week to keep the sessions fun and engaging.
Starting with Contemporary Dance and progressing to other styles will enable pupils to develop a wider experience of expressive movement and enable them to develop a sound knowledge of dance, to engage in their own choreography for school shows, and prepare performances that they may devise in the future.
An annual Dance Showcase in the Rogers Theatre will be performed for parents, pupils and staff. This will feature solo work and group production numbers that pupils will work on in the co-curricular programme.