Over the past eight years our provision for dance at TAB has gone from strength to strength. We take part in a number of events and were even national dance champions two years in a row!
We run five different extracurricular dance clubs over the year:
Every year 14 of our G&T dancers perform in ‘Time to Dance’ (formally ‘Dance Time’) at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing. On a number of occasions we have also been chosen to perform at the Gala concert at The Hawth in Crawley. Last year we were asked to perform on two different evenings.
In addition, we are part of a celebration of dance with our family of schools that takes place in April, again at the Pavilion theatre, called ‘Simply Dance’. For the past three years over 80 children from TAB Junior have performed to a full auditorium. This provides any child with an interest in dance to perform in a fantastic venue. Every year we have the following groups performing:
This is an excellent opportunity for the children to experience dancing on a stage that is regularly used for professional productions and is a real highlight in the school year.
A testament to the impact of this provision for dance is that a number of children return for years after they have left TAB Junior to support with clubs in school and come along to events. Next year we will be performing an alumni piece in Simply Dance.