Drama & Dance
At Ffynone House we seek to harness and nurture the creative talent of our students and give them the chance to express themselves collectively and individually. Everyone, especially the young, need ways to explore beyond the academic curriculum, and the world of drama and dance provides a rich seam of opportunity.
Ffynone House has a long tradition of creativity and performance, providing each pupil, regardless of age or standard, with the encouragement to break free and do something extraordinary. Taught by experienced subject experts, students are engaged in the Arts to develop imagination, expressiveness and confidence, as well as for the sheer thrill and enjoyment of creating and performing.
Alongside music, both drama and dance form a large part of our extracurricular program. Students are offered an array of performance and workshop experiences on a regular basis, and opportunities to experience professional theatre and dance companies from around the World.
From Years 7 to 9, drama is taught on a weekly basis, exploring both the practical strategies and finest literature of the arts world. Students also have the opportunity to perform as supporting dancers for GCSE Dance candidates’ examination pieces.
GCSE and A Level
Drama and Dance are both subjects offered at GCSE and A Level, giving our students the chance to explore the practical devices of world renowned practitioners, enhance their transferable skills and study the theories and psychology of each of the subjects.
With many schools now choosing not to feature drama or dance on the curriculum, Ffynone House is the ideal choice for parents and students who value the creative and confidence building opportunities that performing arts can offer.
Performing Arts news
Wonderland. Our unique Performing Arts events continues with ‘Wonderland’ on Tues 29th November at 7pm. This cross-curricular production follows the familiar story of Alice falling down the rabbit hole and features original music compositions by GCSE Music students. Scenery and costumes are by GCSE Artists. Lower school pupils made masks and huge monsters for their rendition of ‘Jabberwocky’. Languages students have also used their skills to add an air of confusion by translating some of the lines.
On 5th January 2017, Ffynone House A Level drama students will visit Stratford-upon-Avon to see this unique production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. In partnership with Intel, the RSC has used the latest performance-capture techniques to introduce actor-controlled avatars to the stage. Will our students be witnessing the future of theatre?
Congratulations to the cast of Aladdin the Musical, which has opened in the West End to four-star reviews. The classic hit film has been sumptuously brought to life on stage, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning score, together with new music written especially for the stage production.
Years 7-9 can’t wait until their overnight trip to the West End on 6th July to see this musical extravaganza. Click the Aladdin logo picture to read more.