Dance at Brighton College attracts both dancers with experience and beginners looking to explore their curiosity. From jazz and ballet to tap, modern and contemporary, there are classes to suit everyone and plenty of opportunities to showcase budding talents.
We pride ourselves in enabling all pupils, regardless of gender, to participate in dance. From learning basic steps to performing at festivals and international competitions, our pupils benefit from the experience of a passionate professional team.
380+ pupils in the dance school at Brighton College
95+ dance classes each week
95+ boys dancing at the College
Pupils can study RAD classical ballet, Imperial Society Modern, jazz and tap or contemporary and street dance in our state of the art dance studios and large open performance spaces.
Our pupils have won gold at the Dance World Cup; have performed with National Youth Dance Company, National Youth Ballet, English Youth Ballet and London Children’s Ballet. Pupils have gone on to study at The Place, Rambert Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, Arts Educational School Chiswick, Tring and London Studio Centre. Past and current pupils have also been Junior and Senior Associates of the Royal Ballet School.
Pupils showcase their choreographic flair at the Evening of Dance held annually in the Great Hall. They have the opportunity to perform curtain raisers for contemporary dance companies, including Joss Arnott Dance, and to participate in workshops led by professional dance artists. These have included sessions with Emily Piercy from New Adventures, Ewan Wardrop from Kneehigh Dance Company and Bruno Perrier from Boy Blue Entertainment.
Putting our best foot forward
There are many opportunities to perform. In addition to working with other departments, such as Drama in the annual school musical, we have several annual headline events. These include our showcase at the Theatre Royal, our Sixth Form Strictly Come Dancing charity event and our highly popular Brighton Dome Dance Show, which plays to an audience of 1,300.