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Dance

Key Stage 3

There are three strands to studying dance - performance, composition and appreciation. The TLA curriculum will provide opportunities for all of these.

 

In Year 7 you will study a variety of dance skills and techniques to develop performance and choreography skills including actions, space, dynamics and relationships. There will be 

opportunities for working on your own and with others. Themes for dance lessons can include Capoeira, Fairy Tales, Bollywood, Hakka and Cog, as well as others.

 

In Year 8 you will study more challenging dance skills and techniques to develop more complex performance and choreography skills. There will be opportunities for working on your own and with others. Themes for dance lessons can include Urban, Guernica, James Bond and Social Media Impact, as well as others.

 

In Year 9 you will study different dance styles, techniques and skills through professional dance works to consolidate understanding of key concepts.There will be opportunities for working on your own and with others. Themes for dances can include Cyber, Musicals, Swansong and other professional dance pieces. There will be opportunities to perform and review your dances in all years.

 

There will be opportunities to perform in the Annual Evening of Dance and The Creative Arts Evening for all age groups, as well as  external annual dance events such as Dance House and Time to Dance.

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 the exam board is Pearson Edexcel. The Course is the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Performing Arts with DANCE Focus.

 

The assessment structure is Controlled Assessments and Externally Set Examination.

 

Component 

Title 

Content

Weighting

Component 1

Exploring the Performing Arts

In this unit you will explore the work of dance practitioners in the context of their famous works. You will explore these both practically and in written form  

Internal written assignment 30%

Component 2

Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

This unit looks at how well you perform in dance, including technical, physical and expressive skills. You will take part in workshops, complete written log books, audits and milestones. You need to do a two minute performance of professional repertoire which is recorded for the exam board.

Practical and written assignment 30%

Component 3

Responding to a Brief 

This is externally set from the exam board and is released at the end of January. In groups of 5-7, you have to respond to the brief and produce a 10-15 min performance to an audience. This is recorded and sent off to the exam board. You also have to complete three, one hour exams on the computer at different stages of the process - you can take a page of A4 notes into these exams.

15 minute practical performance, 3x 1 hour written components in exam conditions,  40%

 

Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mr G Austin-Woodward Director of Faculty gwoodward@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs S Bridle Assistant Director of Faculty sbridle@tla.woodard.co.uk
Ms S Hauxwell Teacher shauxwell@tla.woodard.co.uk

 

Enrichment

  • Tuesday 3-4.30/5 pm Dance Club - Main Hall
  • Every lunchtime - dance studio - BTEC Dance rehearsal opportunities 

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