“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”
At Ormiston Denes Academy, all students have the opportunity to study dance as part of the physical education curriculum and later as a Key Stage 4 option. In addition students can join The Art, our dance enrichment group who showcase their dances with performances during assemblies, at academy events and in local competitions.
Classes take place in the dance studio, which has a sprung floor, a fully mirrored wall and full lighting, making it the perfect setting for dance training. Workshops with touring dance and drama companies, and with dancers from companies such as Dance East are also offered to provide alternative repertoire, inspiring students and allowing them to explore their own creativity.
Dance at Ormiston Denes comprises of several styles, such as, street, contemporary and jazz. All three of these are studied from the perspective of a choreographer and a professional dancer. We believe that giving students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of genres from different viewpoints provides them with the knowledge and skills required for future study.
Students are able to freely express themselves through the art of dance, as well as increase their brain stimulation, boost their self-esteem, improve their fitness levels and gain a sense of accomplishment that comes with learning a new skill.
Our aims are:
This year, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, various events have been taking place in the academy, and this morning staff and students came together […]
The canteen staff have prepared some Platinum Jubilee treats for the street party on the field today! At lunchtime, students will get the chance to enjoy Victoria sponge muffins, jammie shortbread crowns and cheese and fruit mini scones and also enjoy a variety of games!
Ormiston Denes Academy students are delighted to be presenting a cheque to the Norfolk LGBT+ Project after their fundraising production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream .The PRIDE production, the first ever held at the academy, was entirely run by students and audiences made a charitable donation in exchange for their tickets. A total of £150 […]
Save the date! Saturday 16th July 2022 11.00am – 2.30pm. We can’t wait for the return of our summer fete this year and welcome you all to join us! Free entry and fun, for family and friends! There will be lots happening on the day… • Live performances. • Workshops. • Exhibitions. • Refreshments. • […]
Our Eco Council are participating in the national The Big Plastic Count next week. We have bins in school for students to put their used plastics in, and we would also encourage you to take part at home. Full details are on student’s Personal Development Google Classrooms, and tally sheets can be collected from Mrs […]
Today, 12th May is Celebrating Women In Maths Day. We are celebrating as we have some fabulous maths leaders at Ormiston Denes Academy.
Calling all former students! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are opening our doors to any alumni who studied at our school at any time since our Queen succeeded to the throne on 6th February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. We’d love you to join us on Thursday 26th […]
After meeting with Sally from Get Suffolk Reading, a National Literacy Trust project running in Lowestoft, we have very kindly been donated a large number of books on a range of topics including, equality and diversity and LGBTQ, kindness journals and a large supply of Marcus Rashford’s book “You are a Champion, how to be […]
Ormiston Denes Academy sends good luck wishes to all Year 6 students who are taking their SATs next week. We are also looking forward to meeting all the students and their families who are coming to us later this year!