Dance

September 12th, 2018

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.

Video Prospectus – Dance Department

Curriculum Content
Year 7
Students will develop their performance and choreographic skills by exploring the following topics:

  • War Horse
  • Superheros
  • Zombies
  • Contact deuts
  • Graffiti tags

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 will begin their RSL study by exploring 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 three occasions providing valuable experience and assessment opportunities.

Year 10 & 11

The RSL Award in Creative and Performing Arts (Dance) consists of three core units for a combined total of 180 guided learning hours for the competed qualification. The units are: Live Performance, Dance Techniques and Ensemble Dance.

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

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