The Dance Department offers examinations in ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz. Students study Cecchetti Ballet and compete in the British Arts and Chelmsford Dance festivals. We also offer students the opportunity to study AS and A2 Level Dance as part of their co-curricular subjects.

The Dance School runs lunchtime and after school classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Modern. Every year there are at least two dance shows for students to take part in. One show a year is held at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre, giving students the opportunity to perform in a large capacity venue with professional staging.

The Dance Company has been established for over 10 years and was set up to facilitate the increased demand from students who wanted more opportunities to train and perform. The three companies have students from Year 3 upwards, who show ability for the subject and a committed working attitude. The Company has taken part in a variety of events, in and around Chelmsford, and has an important role in supporting the Dance Department within the school.

Departmental Achievements

In 2015, 100% of students achieved A*-B grades at A Level.

In 2014, a New Hall student achieved the highest AS Level Dance Theory result in the country. Our students won the British Arts Dance Festival in the Senior advanced Modern section. High results were also achieved in the ISTD examinations.

The New Hall Dance Company has previously had the honour of performing at the 2012 Olympic Torch event in Hylands Park, in Disneyland Paris and at the 3ft Festival.

Head of Department

Mrs S Molina AISTD