St. Dominic’s Grammar School is renowned for its musical and dramatic excellence
St. Dominic’s Grammar School is frequently approached by companies for our pupils to audition in local productions.
Drama, Music, Dance and Singing all play a vitally important role at St. Dominic’s Grammar School for our pupils. They reinforce the values of the school and help to build confidence and develop team spirit.
All children are encouraged to join the choirs, play an instrument, take up dance or singing or LAMDA acting training. Throughout the year there are a variety of dramatic and musical performances where children of all ages delight their audiences with superb full scale musical theatre productions such as “Porridge” and “The King and I”.
Music, Drama and Dance are delivered by specialist teachers, each discrete area being taught in specialist, equipped studios up to and including GCSE Performing Arts, GCSE Music, A Level Performance Studies and A Level Music.
Pupils attending our MoMo Drama Club enter the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (L.A.M.D.A.) examinations and consistently achieve a 100% pass rate – with the majority attaining merit or distinction, in addition to participating in a wide variety of local, regional and national competitions including local festivals and public speaking events..
Pupils also have the opportunity to enter Musical Theatre exams (up to Diploma standard) and can be tutored for entry auditions for drama schools.
At St. Dominic’s Grammar School we appreciate the many intellectual and social benefits that are associated with learning to sing or to play a musical instrument. We are fortunate to have a strong team of peripatetic teachers who visit the school to give individual lessons to girls on a private basis.
Our specialist Performance Arts Department is an excellent foundation for a future training in the performing arts industry as proved by our current pupils who perform with The English Youth Ballet and The National Youth Theatre, as well as some of our ex girls now attending Italia Conti, Laine Theatre Arts, The Royal College of Music, ALRA and The Arts Educational School.