Dance and Performance Singing


The arts are able to inspire people of all ages and from all walks of life. Through the arts people with a disability can acquire the freedom to express themselves, develop confidence and gain communication and social interaction skills.
Windrush Video
Dance – Water
Hot off the Press … We are thrilled to announce that the Orpheus Centre’s film ‘Come Along’ has been selected as part of the shortlist for U.Dance on Screen 2020! You can watch our entry here.
17 ways to work with dancers with a disability
Watch Orpheus students in this great video for Mencap
 Isobel and Lorien choreographed their own solo for the Derwin College Performing Arts competition. The competition was for E3 Function
‘TikTok’ Tutorial
As a part of their Arts Award, students have been creating ‘TikTok’ style dances. Students at Explore level are assessed on their research and creation of the dance. Students working at Bronze level planned and led a part of a session to teach their choreography to the rest of the class.

Each week the one student’s work was taught to the whole college to perform in the ‘Movement Round’ during Funky Fridays.

Performance Singing

“I feel very proud to have a learning disability, even though I maybe different to other people but it doesn’t stop me from doing the things I love to do.” Dominic, Orpheus Student
Meet tutor Heidi who talks about performance singing at Orpheus
Performance – You will be found
Watch our performance at the O2 (the big one!)
How have we managed singing exams during lockdown?

Get involved

Our Open Day is one of our major fundraising events of the year but sadly not this year.  If you are able to, you could make a donation, buy a Big Draw ticket or become a regular donor.  Thank you.

Download prospectus

You can download a copy of our current prospectus here …