10 July 2015 at 4.23pm | Comment on this article
The London Curriculum is an initiative for secondary schools in the capital, aimed to help pupils learn more about their city and experience the wealth of cultural opportunities London has to offer.
Running alongside the National Curriculum, the programme already includes modules in English, Art, Music, Geography, and History.
Developed in partnership with Sadler's Wells, the new dance module for 11-to-14-year-olds will involve visits to organizations including the Royal Opera House, as well as dance classes and workshops with artists and choreographers.
‘Opening up opportunities for children to learn about dance is incredibly important in education as it nurtures creativity, helps with self-expression and boosts confidence and self-esteem’, said Wayne. ‘Dance inspires young people to work in the creative industries. People who study dance become more focused, motivated and disciplined and it’s fantastic to see London leading the way in making sure that opportunities to take part in dance are open to everybody from all backgrounds, especially schoolchildren.’