Dance

Curriculum Leader: Mr S Darby

KS3 Dance

Each class are on a rotation for the year. This means some classes will be studying Dance whilst other classes will be studying Drama or Music.

Year 7Students will be developing stylistic qualities and choreographic skills in group work
Autumn to SummerMatilda
Street Dance
Year 8Units explore a variety of dance styles developing performance, choreographic and appreciation skills
Autumn to SummerCapoeira
The Greatest Showman
Street vs Contemporary
Year 9Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn to SummerInjustice – looking at dances exploring political and social issues, learning repertoire from these and creatively exploring this theme
Props in dance – developing choreographic skills using props
Professional repertoire – performance, analysis and choreographic tasks based on a professional dance work
Multimedia in Dance – analysis and exploration of dance on screen and other production elements involved in dance pieces

BTEC Dance

TermYear 10 Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn to SpringExploring the Performing Arts – exploring a variety of dance productions focusing on the style, themes explored, choreographic process and roles involved in this.
SummerDeveloping Skills and Techniques – learning a piece of professional repertoire, developing skills and measuring progress through audits, a logbook with specific targets and milestone evaluations.
TermYear 11 Overview of Topics Covered
Autumn_1Developing Skills and Techniques – learning a piece of professional repertoire, developing skills and measuring progress through audits, a logbook with specific targets and milestone evaluations.
Autumn_2 – Summer_1External exam unit – covering choreographic skills. Brief is set by exam board and students. Leading up to this, students participate in choreographic workshops and analyse what makes a successful choreography answering the brief.