Dance is delivered in an active and practical fashion. It is delivered via cross-curricula themes that can help students not only learn the key skills in Dance, but also support what they may be learning in other subject areas.
Dance is delivered in KS3 as a part of the PE curriculum.
Topics of study are as follows:
KS4 - BTEC Performing Arts - Dance
BTEC Dance is designed to develop a broad range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for a successful working life in the Dance industry.
There are three units building up the course, where students will build up a portfolio of evidence:
Unit 1 - “Individual Showcase”
This is assessed on a letter of application in response to stimuli and choreography of two pieces of dance in response to stimuli under controlled conditions. (Externally assessed)
Unit 2 - “Preparation, performance and production”
This is assessed on choreography and performance in groups based on a professional work.
Unit 4 - “Dance Skills”
This is assessed on a study of two styles leading to two short performances.