She dances; quite a wide range on dance (& is about to take on another one)
School really isn't taking it seriously, it's nice that she has a little hobby
Her teachers out of school are; the head of the school has cleared a space for her to have private lessons with her rather than a junior teacher and we are tentatively talking about lessons with other teachers maybe in London (which is a big step)
The issues at school are complex; they appears to only do contemporary which DD is least good at (although I am about to suggest to the teacher she calls it something else & see how DD does as I think she is a bit blocked) Time off for competing nationally is begrudged (despite footballers & cricketers having a free reign to take what ever time they need - even practices) Sport itself is causing problems DD is terrified of rugby, football, hockey & long/high jump & hurdles because she is scared of damaging a limb; this is made harder by the top footballers being excused the athletics stuff in case they get hurt.
I guess I'm being petty & unreasonable; in fact I know I am
I think you need to speak to the pe dept and make clear your dds concerns. The school may not realise how good your dd is and therefore aren't sure why she has time off. You aren't being unreasonable, school should make concessions but they need information. It is easy to tell a footballer is good because he has been signed to a club etc, with dance it is a little different and the teachers probably have no experience of that.