I introduced the course into Ebbw Vale Senior Comprehensive School back in the 80’s where I was Head of the Dance Dept. It was a successful course back then and has continued to grow and develop, becoming the fastest growing A Level in the UK in recent years. It covers all aspects of dance from choreography, healthy eating for dancers, anatomy, dance performance, and lots more.
Sadly when I left the school, Dance was no longer included in the curriculum at any level.
For the past 2 years, I have been researching the demand for the course and attempting to persuade the post 16 education providers in Blaenau Gwent to partner FFIN DANCE to facilitate the course for young people in the Borough. This has proved to be an exceptionally negative past time. However, all things come to those who wait!
We have joined with Abertillery Comprehensive School who is our registered centre, and have made this course possible to young and adult learners on their own doorstep. We are delivering the course from our home studio in The Met, Abertillery and our first session took place last evening.
The moral of the story? Be brave – leap in faith and make your own destiny ..