- About Us
- Learning and Teaching
- Sixth Form
- Open Evening
- How to apply
- Latest News
- Curriculum/Course Information
- Frank & Virginia Wood Trust Fund
- Our Facilities
- Progression to Higher Education, 2011/2012
- Sixth Form Bursary Fund
- Sixth Form Dress Code
- Sixth Form Handbooks
- Sixth Form Prospectus
- The Sixth Form Team
- Useful Links
- Year 9 Options
- Year 11
- Accelerated Reader
- Anti-Bullying Week (November 2012)
- Events for Students
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Internet Safety
- Lower School Council
- Student Voice
- Work Related Learning
- Year 8 Options
- Academy Uniform
- Term Dates
- Letters to parents
- Thank you for your feedback!
- Year 7
- Year 8
- Year 9
- Year 10
- Year 11
- Advice for parents & carers on the internet
- Events for Parents
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Homework Expectations
- Pabulum Menus
- Pupil Premium
- School Day
- Torch Transition Programme
- Whole School Literacy and DEAR
- SBA Successes
- 2012 School Games
- All Island Mock Trial Competition Winners
- Daisy Faithfull meets the Queen
- Global Rock
- Guys and Dolls Performances
- Hampshire Interschool cycling competition
- Inspiring Excellence Programme
- Music Success
- National Indoor Rowing Championships
- Rowing Successes
- SBA dominate in U15 Rugby Match
- Sandown Bay goes Wild at the Bestival!
- Sandown Claim ‘The College Fitness Challenge Trophy 2012’
- Sandown Welcomes Chloe Rogers, Olympic Bronze Medallist
- Sixth Form Academy Awards Evening
- U12 Girls' Football IOW Champions
- U13 Girls' Cricket South West Regional Indoor Finals
- U16 Netball Hampshire and Isle of Wight Champions
- Winners! Best Musical, Island Amateur Theatre Awards
- Year 13 Performing Arts Students Light Up Blackgang Chine
- Yellow House Walk
- Contact Us
Welcome to the Dance Department
Dance is important to the growth, self-esteem, and creative expression of students. Through dance, students learn teamwork, focus, and improvisational skills. Dance awakens new perceptions in students that help them learn and think in new ways.
Key Stage 3:
The key stage 3 programme is intended to introduce students to dance and to prepare them for entry into BTEC. The students explore a variety of topics and themes covering a wide range of dance styles and issues. The basic concepts of Performance, Composition and Appreciation are introduced with students developing skills in all areas over the course of the programme.
Key Stage 4:
Edexcel BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 Performing Arts (Dance) - Equivalent to 2 GCSEs
This course is about taking your first steps into the real world of performing arts, with a focus on developing skills in practical dance. If you are interested in developing your experience of dance styles, along with extending your own creative ability, this is the course for you! You will study variety of dance styles, such as contemporary dance, Urban and Jazz, as well as choreography (how to create your own dances). You will have the opportunity to take part in dance performances, workshops and dance trips. To be awarded a grade in the BTEC Extended Certificate, students must complete three units and achieve a minimum of a pass in each unit. A Pass is equivalent to 2 C grades at GCSE, a Merit to 2 B grades at GCSE, a Distinction to 2 A grades at GCSE and a Distinction* to 2 A* grades at GCSE.
Within Dance lessons and workshops students will:
· Learn many new dance skills.
· Compose solo, duet and group dances.
· Perform extracts of professional dances.
· Have the opportunity to perform to various audiences.
· Attend specialist workshops led by professional dancers.
· Have the opportunity to watch live performances by professional dance companies.
· Study professional dance work both practically and theoretically.
· Develop both appreciation and evaluation skills.
· Achieve grades Distinction* (2 x A*), Distinction (2 x A), Merit (2 x B), Pass (2 x C).
Key Stage 5:
Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 Performing Arts (Dance) – Equivalent to one A level
This is an ideal course for those who wish to specialise in dance and develop their knowledge and dance technique. The course is ideal progress into a dance degree. This is a specialised vocational programme that can be combined with other Level 3 courses of study. A combination with the Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts Acting is strongly recommended for applicants with a particular interest in performance. You will study the following units:
· Performing to an Audience;
· Urban Dance
· Contemporary Technique;
· Dance Performance;
· Choreographic Principles;
· Jazz Dance
Edexcel BTEC Diploma Level 3 Performing Arts (Dance) – Equivalent to two A levels
This course will give you a more in depth understanding into the dance and the performance world. On top of the six units studied as part of the Subsidiary Diploma in Dance (see above), you will study the following six units:
· Dance Appreciation
· Site Specific performance
· The healthy Dancer
· Applying Contemporary Dance
· Performance Workshop
· Performing arts Business
Both courses are designed to give you the experience of being part of a dance company. You will have the opportunity to perform in high quality venues, take part in professional workshops practising the responsibilities of a professional company and view professional dance companies.
Teaching/Learning and Assessment
There is group and individual work, written assignments, live performances, discussions, tutorials and independent learning. Facilities include a dance studio with a sprung dance floor and mirrors and a studio rehearsal room / dance performance area. Practical and written assignments are marked internally according to the Edexcel criteria and verified by a visiting examiner. Assessments will also be through dance company delivery workshops and final performances.
Qualification achieved: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance, Equivalent to one A Level A*- C grade, and BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts- Dance, Equivalent to two A levels A*-C grade.
Quote of the Week
Be the change that you want to see in the world.