|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|Da||Dance||Mr L. Summers||Kingsley Building|
Is this the right course for me?
If you have a love and passion for creativity and movement, your ambition is to be a professional dancer, choreographer or versatile performer, you love to perform dances, you enjoy watching professional performances or you want to expand your dance skillset, then the GCSE Dance course will equip you for this.
In year 7, students will be studying a range of performance skills and techniques. The students will have the opportunity to develop their confidence as performers of both a solo and a duet and can refine their dance technique through application of expressive and technical skills during performance.
Students will also develop their evaluative and analytical skill set as they appraise and feedback on the performances produced by their peers.
In year 8, students will be studying the art of choreography. The students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of stimuli before creating their own choreographic intention and exploring movement that could communicate this intent. The students will be expanding on their knowledge gained in year 7 and will be developing their breadth of knowledge in using this to create an innovative, original piece of choreography.
Students will continue to develop their evaluative and analytical skill set as they appraise and feedback on the choreographies created by their peers.
Skills that you will acquire:
o Listening and empathy
o Evaluation and analysis skills
o Performance skills
o Stylistic movement
o Performing rhythmically with correct timing
o Solo and Duet performance
o Teamwork and group work skills
o Creativity and Collaboration
Further Study: Multiple opportunities to fully immerse yourself within the extra-curricular timetable of Dance. A wide range of performance and workshop opportunities are provide to both stretch, challenge and reward students.
Students in Key stage 3 have been prepared with a basic knowledge of performance and choreography which will provide students with a strong foundation of subject specific knowledge which will enable them to progress onto the study of GCSE Dance.
Component 1: Performance (40marks)
Component 1: Choreography (40marks)
Component 2: Dance Appreciation (80marks)
AO1: Performance of dances that reflect a choreographic intention through the application of physical, expressive and technical skills (30%).
AO2: The creation of dance including movement content and the appropriate selection of an aural accompaniment to communicate a chosen choreographic intention (30%).
AO3: A demonstration of knowledge and understanding in relation to the choreographic process and performance skills (15%).
AO4: Critically appreciate your own performance and an anthology of six professional choreographies through making analytical, interpretive and evaluative judgements (25%).
Dance Specification – VIEW HERE
1. Year 7 Dance Academy
2. Year 8 Dance Academy
3. GCSE Dance Surgery
4. Street/Hip-Hop/Afro-Beats/Commercial and Urban dance workshop (half-termly)
5. Dance Jam – Improvisational movement (2nd breaks)
Completion of the GCSE course will prepare you for further study at A Level Dance or Btec National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performance (Dance) which is soon to be on offer here at The Sydney Russell Sixth Form.
This course can also support careers outside of dance such as:
Lawyer, doctor, primary teacher, healthcare practitioner, engineer, musician and actor, journalist, solicitor and many more.