Dance


At Key Stage 3 students will study:


 Year 7:
  • International Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance By Chance
 Year 8:
  • Frantic Assembly
  • Working With a Stimulus
  • Dance Appreciation

Year 9:

  • Basic GCSE Dance Skills
  • Dance in Advertisement
  • Dance Appreciation
 
 

How can I support my child through KS3 Dance?


  • Ensuring homework is complete
  • Ensuring they have PE kit every lesson
  • Watching theatre live, at the cinema or DVD’s.
  • Talking to them about what they are studying in Dance and their targets for each project

How will my child be assessed in Dance?

There will be practical development with every topic. These assessments will consist of: teacher observations of the creation and rehearsal process, final performances and an evaluation (verbal and/or written).  

Homework will consist of development tasks on work completed in lessons, worksheets provided throughout each project and spaces to rehearse after school will be available.

There will be practical assessments with every topic.

At Key Stage 4 students will study:

 

Year 10:

Specification: AQA GCSE Dance (8236)


How is the course assessed?

Component 1: Performance and Choreography

Component 2: Dance Appreciation

What will they cover throughout the course?

Performance and Choreography - Students will perform a solo of set phrases, a duet/trio dance in any style. They will also choreograph their own dance in response to an externally set task set by the examination board.

Dance Appreciation - Students will study eight short professional works, which are choreographed by established and new choreographers. Works will cover a range of styles including Ballet, Urban, Contemporary and Dance from other cultures.

Recommended websites:
The AQA website has lots of useful information detailing the changes in the specifications new for this year.

Year 11:

Specification: AQA GCSE Dance (4230)

Unit 1: Critical Appreciation of Dance (Written Paper)

Unit 2: Set Dance

Unit 3: Performance in a Duo/Group Dance

Unit 4: Choreography

What will they cover throughout the course?

Students will apply and adapt a wide range of skills and techniques in performing and choreographing dance, including the ability to improve. They will create dances for a range of purposes and in response to different stimuli.

Students will also understand the importance of personal/social health, fitness, well-being and the range of opportunities and pathways available in dance.

Recommended websites:

The AQA website has lots of useful information detailing the changes in the specifications new for this year.

Course Leader for Dance: Miss Hayley Taylor 

Email: HTaylor@sandowbayacademy.org

 

How Performing Arts promotes British values  

 

Democracy

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.

The rule of law

Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the attitudes between groups and understand this has reactions.

Individual Liberty

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to group work and the work of other students.

Mutual Respect

Encourage students to acquire a broad knowledge of and respect for each other.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions through studying performance works of different cultures around the world.

 

 

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