The study of dance in the Senior Phase as part of Creative Arts focuses on providing opportunities for learners to experience the joy of dancing, to learn how to use their bodies safely and begin to appreciate dance as a creative art form. Through improvisation and composition, learners of dance begin to explore and create their own movement sequences and develop their performance skills.

Since dance is both circular and linear, the same topics are repeated throughout the year, and in each subsequent year, with increasing complexity. In the dance department we focus on developing skills such a co-ordination, flexibility, improving basic technique and enhancing the basic performance levels.

Although Dance Studies is not offered as an FET subject at Norman Henshilwood; the Dance Society is a thriving part of our Culture. Contributing and participating in both many internal and external events throughout the year. This gives learners a chance to further their dance knowledge and skills, availing more possibilities for them to pursue dance studies at a tertiary level and ultimately as a career.

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” - Wayne Dyer