Protein Dance Project

A group of our students are embarking on an exciting, three week dance project which will culminate in a spectacular performance at the ARC.

Based on a model that Protein has developed over the past ten years, the project aims to build young people’s confidence, self worth and achievement through their incorporation within a professional dance company. In addition, the project serves to build links between our school and our local arts centre.

Over an intensive three-week residency at the ARC, Protein will work alongside participants to create an end of project performance for staff, family and friends.

Students will also have the opportunity to obtain a recognised qualification through Arts Award. During the three week project, participants work towards gaining their Bronze Arts Award, accredited by Trinity College London. To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualifications

Framework (RQF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Our learners will need to keep a record of their creative and learning journey within their own Arts Award portfolio.

The project offers our pupils an intense period of daily class, creative workshops, rehearsals and a performance for an audience. The physical commitment is built across the project and an essential aspect intrinsic to its success is that participants work within the new environment rather than their usual educational centre, allowing them the opportunity to reinvent themselves outside of the school gates and have access to the kinds of spaces and resources used by professional companies.

We are really pleased to offer students this amazing opportunity and can’t wait to see the final performance.

To watch a documentary of a previous Protein Real Life Real Dance project, please follow the link: https://youtu.be/IOSu4XDzoHM.

You can also read more about this area of work by visiting their website: http://www.proteindance.co.uk/participate/real-life-real-dance/

If you have any further questions, please ring school and speak with Mr Lambert or Mrs Johnson.