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Dance Club - Every Monday from 3.30 to 4.30 - Come along and learn fun routines from a range of styles.
Boys Street dance Class – Every Friday Lunchtime - Come and learn a variety of routines, moves and tricks in the style of Street Dance.
In Year 9, students are taught a variety of dance styles such as contemporary, free running ,street dance and rock and roll. Using the style of dance as a foundation, students are introduced to the choreographic devices of action, space, relationships and dynamics. In groups students will develop phrases in response to the chosen device. Lessons will encourage students to work within groups, where they will develop their understanding of a particular style and choreographic device through practical exploration and will demonstrate their appreciation of others work through group performances and peer assessment.
Towards the end of the term, students will use their understanding of the choreographic devices and dance Style and choreograph their own routines for their end of term assessment.
Now Offering - GCSE Dance
Throughout the course, students are introduced to a variety of dance styles, choreographers and set pieces. Students will develop self and body awareness as well as sensitivity to others and as a performer; they will develop confidence and self-esteem. As choreographers, students will employ the skills of problem-solving and creativity. In directing others, they will develop their communication and team-working skills. As a critic, they will make informed decisions about the dances that they are exposed to and through a variety of methods articulate their knowledge and opinions.
The course assessment has several components:
Unit 1: Critical Appreciation of Dance - Written Paper – 1 hour (20%).
Unit 2: Set Dance - Practical Examination – Solo performance 1-1½ minutes (20%).
Unit 3: Performance in a duo/group dance -Controlled Assessment – 3-3½ minutes (20%).
Unit 4: Choreography: Task 1 – Solo composition 1-1½ minutes (15%)/ Task 2 – Choreography solo/duo/group (25%).
A Level Dance
The course offers students an opportunity to follow their interest in dance. Students will develop and extend their knowledge, understanding and skills needed to participate in, and communicate through dance, in a variety of contexts.
At AS Level, Students will develop their own choreography and performance techniques within a duo/trio, as well as receiving training on their dance technique and how to maintain the health and safety of a dancer. Students will begin to develop critical skills for analysis of choreography and performance within their own work and in relation to professional choreographers.
At A2, students will develop skills and extend and apply knowledge gained at AS level. The focus of choreography is shifted towards group dance. Performance skills will be developed in relation to a specific practitioner and style. Students will continue to receive instruction on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.
Units of work include: dance performance, group and solo choreography, appreciation of dance works, dance history, anatomy and physiology.
Within AS Level, Students will broaden their knowledge and understanding of dance, by looking at a range of dance works and choreographers from a variety of genres and styles, in order to inform their own work and their appreciation of dance as an art form.
Within A Level, students can choose from three areas of study related to the development of modern dance, ballet or jazz dance.
Both AS and A Level are divided into four units:
AS: Unit 1 – Understanding Dance Unit 2 –Choreography and Performance.
A Level: Unit 3 – Dance Appreciation: Content and Context Unit 4 – Group Choreography and Solo Performance.
Practical examination: Solo choreography and performance and performance in duo or trio in any genre or style.
AS – 30% of marks is achieved by one solo performance of own choreography based on AQA set questions pre released in Autumn, lasting 2 - 3 minutes. One performance in duo or trio for 3 -4 minutes in any style. This can be choreographed by the student or the teacher.
A2 – 30% of mark is achieved by group choreography based on AQA set question lasting for 2-3 minutes. Solo performance related to a specific practioner for 2 -3 minutes.
Written examinations: Understanding dance 1.30 hours = 20% of the total AS marks
Appreciation Content 1.30 hours 25% of the total A level marks
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Every two weeks, students have a compulsory dance class with the aim to develop fitness, stamina and co-ordination.
This term students have been taught a Street Dance routine and will continue to develop their dance skills through a variety of other dance styles.