Dance in Schools
Dance is included in the PE curriculum at Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 National Curriculum in England: Physical Education Programmes of Study.
It is a popular and highly effective way of getting children active and offers a unique medium for creative expression. Professionals, other than school teachers, delivering dance with children are usually called dance practitioners
Schools have been using their PE and Sport Premium funding to support dance activity in different ways. See our document: Delivering Dance using the PE and Sports Premium funding document for examples.
Briefings & Data:
July 2017: Dance in Education Briefing (incl GCSE update, Ofsted Speech, new qualifications & more)
January 2017: EBacc Briefing
How do I identify appropriate dance practitioners to deliver dance in my school?
Here is a document: High Quality Dance in Schools which provides advice on selecting the right people to deliver dance in your school.
How do I find local dance practitioners to deliver dance in my school?
Here is a List of Dance Organisations across England who can help you find local dance practitioners.
One Dance UK is the Subject Association for Dance. This means that as a membership organisation we have a national remit to support and promote dance in educational settings and have been granted membership by the Council for Subject Associations.