Dance Key Stage 4

Unit 1: Individual Showcase – audition pieces and letter of application based on a theme

Students will accumulate their skills to prepare performances in relation to a specific starting point.

 

Unit 2: Preparation, Performance & Production

School Dance Show

In this unit you will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company. You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role. No matter what role you undertake, you will also need to explore the performance piece you are working on.

Create a portfolio/choreographic log of your research, ideas and explorations.

 

Unit 4: Dance Skills

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 scheme is all about developing your versatility as a dancer.

Regular reviewing of your skills by completing a choreographic log and SMART and SWOT sheets.  Create long term goals which are regularly reviewed.

Year 10 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Building the dancer
Solo choreography
Develop your physical and interpretive skills through workshops in various styles.. The aim of this is to hone your ability to interpret and convey a particular style and choreography to an audience.
Regular reviewing of your skills by completing a choreographic log and SMART and SWOT sheets allows you to track your progress as a practitioner.
Term 2Unit 2: Preparation, Performance, ProductionIn this unit you will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company. You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role. No matter what role you undertake, you will also need to explore the performance piece you are working on.
Create a portfolio/choreographic log of your research, ideas and explorations.
Term 3Unit 4: Dance SkillsAs part of this scheme you will be encouraged to develop your physical skills to help you become a stronger and more flexible dancer. Develop your physical and interpretive skills, focusing in particular on how your selected dance style is performed and communicated to an audience. The aim of this is to hone your ability to interpret and convey a variety of styles and choreography to an audience.
Regular reviewing of your skills by completing a choreographic log and SMART and SWOT sheets. Create long term goals which are regularly reviewed.
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Unit 4: Dance SkillsA continuation of the development of skills, performing taught material accurately and using tasks, workshops and rehearsals to develop a performance piece showcasing your skills.
Term 2Unit 1: Individual ShowcaseStudents will accumulate their skills to prepare performances in relation to a specific starting point given by the exam board. They will demonstrate their relevant skills and knowledge: movement skills and techniques – control of movement, coordination, movement memory, awareness of surroundings and spatial relationships, focus, weight placement, use of gesture, facial expression, pace, physicalisation of internal feelings, handling of props and costume, dance skills and techniques – posture, alignment, coordination, balance, ability to reproduce movement patterns, dynamic range, movement quality, movement style, facial expression, focus, emphasis and appreciation of sound accompaniment, selection and rejection of material and responding to feedback, practice, repetition and development of selected material, thinking about performance techniques, i.e. communication of creative intentions, spatial awareness and vocal and/or physical expression
adhering to audition protocols, including attire, equipment and behaviour.
Term 3Assessment and moderation