(Image credit: The Dorfman Hub by Sophie Laslett) Why support? Because the PE and Sports Premium can now help pay for it. Dance is part of the PE curriculum at Key stages 1 and 2 and dance provision is mostly found under PE in schools. Cultural education is a no-brainer. Politicians value the arts for its intrinsic and instrumental capital and know it is a vital ingredient for ensuring a skills-based future workforce. The Creative industries have grown faster than any other s
The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved. Northern Ballet’s Shaping Space workshop Photo: Brian Slater Artsmark, the flagship programme which recognises schools and educational organisations for their commitment to high-quality arts and cultural education, has highlighted that less curriculum time is spent on dance than any other artform in primary schools.