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Performing Arts In Action

PERFORMING ARTS AT DUKE OF KENT SCHOOL

Our award-winning Performing Arts Department brings drama, dance and music together in a powerful alliance. An exceptional range of opportunities, in and beyond the classroom, is open to all. Music, dance and drama are taught in every section of the School and Music and Drama are very popular options at GCSE. We are immensely proud of our participation levels: more than 80% of pupils participate in Performing Arts above and beyond our extensive curricular provision.

With just 310 pupils from 3-16 years, we have a thriving Arts scene: Jazz Band, Big Band, Bluegrass Band, Orchestra, Choirs (Rock, Senior Chamber, Senior, Junior), three vocal groups, instrumental groups (ocarina, ukulele, guitar, brass, string), rock bands, Music Tech, song-writing, Pre-prep/Prep Drama Clubs, Senior Musical, Ballet and Lyrical Dance Clubs, Cello Babies, Year 2 violins. At any time of day, pupils can be found improvising and rehearsing together, independently, in our PA Hall.

The Arts Calendar is buzzing: Senior Musical, Prep Christmas Concert, Pre-prep Nativities, Prep Production, Original Works Evening, Carol Concerts, Pre-prep Spring Concert and Dance Show, Music Assemblies. House Music sees every Senior and Prep pupil performing, with great house spirit.

Performing at Duke of Kent School is a joyful and eclectic business, encompassing a huge range of genres and activities. Please have a look below at some of the pupils' wonderful work.

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  • COMBINED SCHOOLS CHARITY LOCKDOWN CHOIR

    Published 21/05/21

    In the first half of the Spring Term pupils from our choirs contributed to a charity virtual choir, recording all their parts from home during lockdown. 

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  • HARRY POTTER WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECT

    Published 20/05/21

    Following the success of the 'Three Little Birds' whole school creative project during the first lockdown last summer, this time the pupils were challenged to recreate the first Harry Potter film, from home!

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  • VIRTUAL SPRING CONCERT 2021

    Published 19/05/21

    The School Spring Concert went virtual - again!

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  • VIRTUAL HOUSE MUSIC 2021

    Published 29/03/21

    House Music this year was virtual. Our judge was internet legend and guitar hero Danish Pete!

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  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

    Published 01/02/21

    During Lockdown 2.0  we still managed to produce and film a Year 11 production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'!

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  • CHRISTMAS 2020

    Published 15/12/20

    Christmas was a virtual one in 2020, but we still held our usual celebrations.

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  • VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT - 2020

    Published 15/07/20

    During the first lockdown our Summer Concert 2020 had to be virtual, streamed live on 27th June.

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  • PERFORMING ARTS IN ACTION!

    Published 15/07/20

    Watch a compilation of just some of our Performing Arts here:

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  • THE DUKE OF KENT SCHOOL ALBUM - VOLUME III

    Published 01/07/20

    Out Now -  featuring Prep and Senior Pupils raising money for charity.

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  • G LIVE

    Published 18/02/20

    We are founder participants of the Rotary Guildford Combined Schools Concert and perform an eclectic and packed set annually at this professional venue in front of an audience of more than 1000 people.

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  • RAF CAROLS:

    Published 18/02/20

    St Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London.

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  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    Published 18/02/20
    This was an amazing evening of dancing, singing and acting, involving over sixty pupils, directed by professional choreographer and our Teacher of Dance, Lisa Lee. We were proud that lighting and sound for this technically complex show was
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