Dance is offered to students through the stage 5 and 6 curriculum and extra curricular activities. Students have the opportunity to be involved in dance ensembles which rehearse during school, before school or during lunch when necessary and work towards public performances which occur at a variety of venues through the year.
Dance is a distinct form of nonverbal communication that uses the body as an instrument of expression, articulating the culture and society from which it emerges. Dance exists today in many forms and is performed for a variety of purposes in differing contexts.
The study of dance as an art form is the philosophical base of the Dance Years 7–10 Syllabus and the Dance Stage 6 Syllabus. The conceptual basis of the study of dance as an artform centres on the three practices of performance, composition and appreciation of dance as works of art. Equal emphasis is placed on the processes of experience and end products.
Dance is offered for the HSC annually at Cherrybrook with students regularly receiving nominations for Callback due to our exemplary results. In 2019 student Eleanor Edstrom placed first in the state in Dance, receiving a mark of 100.