Welcome to the Dance Department

At Key Stage 3, every student has one timetabled lesson of dance per week. Students are encouraged to perform and choreograph their own dances as well explore different movements and dance cultures.

KS4 Dance was introduced in 2001 to meet the needs of the more creative students. We currently deliver the RSL Award in Dance which gives the students the opportunity to create and perform their own dance work, as well as focusing on the aesthetic appreciation of professional dance. Frequent trips to shows are organised and regular dance workshops are run throughout the course.

Dance Curriculum Overview
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Curriculum Content

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students will develop their performance and choreographic skills by exploring the following topics:

  • Treasure Island

  • Cops and robbers

  • Zombies

  • Graffiti tags

  • Origami

In Key Stage 3, students will be assessed in three key areas: performing dance, choreographing dance and evaluating dance.

Year 9

During Year 9, students explore a range of dance techniques including contemporary, urban and jazz. They will also further their choreographic skills by looking into the main components required to create a dance.

Students will have the opportunity to perform to a live audience on two occasions providing valuable experience and assessment opportunities.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 & 11

The RSL Award in Creative and Performing Arts (Dance) consists of two core units for a combined total of 180 guided learning hours for the competed qualification. The units are: Dance Techniques and Ensemble Dance in addition to the external exam.

Students will have the opportunity to perform to a live audience, providing valuable experience and assessment opportunities.