Dance Key Stage 3

Students will look at 3 main strands of Dance which underpin the BTEC course at KS4

Performance

Students are required to learn the skills that enhance a performance. They will go into detail and look at both physical and interpretive skills. This is all about developing your versatility as a dancer.  The aim of this is to hone your ability to interpret and convey a variety of styles and choreography to an audience.

 

Choreography

Through creating dances they use their imagination and the ability to synthesise a number of elements, working in groups they develop their interpersonal and communication skills.  Students will build on their knowledge and understanding of dance skills and explore with various choreographic devices to respond to different tasks, creating work from a given starting point.

Progression Opportunity (Working with a stimulus)

Students will accumulate their skills to prepare performances in relation to a specific starting point.  They will demonstrate their relevant skills and knowledge culminating in a final performance.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview
ThemesUnit content
Term 1Physical and Interpretive Skills
(Lyrical, Parkour)
Groups will learn taught material and explore how to develop their dance skills through performance, analysis, feedback and evaluation.
Term 2Choreographic Devices
(simple devices, unison, canon, formation, repetition, direction, levels)
Students will build a toolbox of different devices which they can use to create interesting, original choreography.
Term 3Working to a stimulus
(combine all skills to produce a group performance)
Students use skills gained and have more creative freedom to respond to a stimulus and create a performance piece.
Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Physical and Interpretive Skills
(Lyrical, Parkour)
Groups will learn taught material and explore how to develop their dance skills through performance, analysis, feedback and evaluation.
Term 2Choreographic Devices
(devices from Year 7 plus question and answer, change dynamics, mirror)
Students will build a toolbox of different devices which they can use to create interesting, original choreography.
Term 3
Working to a stimulus
(Combine skills to produce a small group performance)
Students use skills gained and have more creative freedom to respond to a stimulus and create a performance piece.
Year 9 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Physical and Interpretive Skills
(Lyrical, Parkour)
Groups will learn taught material and explore how to develop their dance skills through performance, analysis, feedback and evaluation.
Term 2Choreographic Devices
(all devices from previous years plus retrograde, fragmentation)
Students will build a toolbox of different devices which they can use to create interesting, original choreography.
Term 3Working to a stimulus
(combine skills to produce a more sophisticated response in duets/solos)
Students use skills gained and have more creative freedom to respond to a stimulus and create a performance piece.