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Dance

 

Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Mrs V Glynn Curriculum Team Leader Expressive Arts

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Dance Overview

Dance is taught in tutor groups at Key Stage 3, and in mixed ability option groups at Key Stage 4. Performance, Choreography and Evaluation are the three key components upon which the schemes of work are based.

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KS3 Structure

Year 7 and 9 students have a 1 hour lesson per week for half a year and year 8 students have a 1 hour lesson per week throughout the whole year. All students will have an individual Dance booklet in which to record their written work, their marks and their targets for practical assessments. Videoed examples of sampled student performance and choreography work is also kept by dance staff.

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KS3 Content

YEAR 7
TOPICS COVERED

Warm up
Sports dance
Choreography

YEAR 8
TOPICS COVERED

Choreographic devices
Rock and Roll
Street dance group choreography
Styles of dance

YEAR 9
TOPICS COVERED

Set technical study
Developing solo or group choreography

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KS4 Structure

Year 10x 2 hours a week or 3 houra a week

Year 11x 3 hours a week or 2 hours a week

The GCSE in Performing Arts Dance is followed over the 2 year course. There are 4 units studied which are 1.Written Paper 2. Set Dance 3.Performance in a Duo/Group 4. Solo and Group Choreography. The course is a mixture of contemporary technique lessons, choreography lessons and written work.

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KS4 Content

YEAR 10
TOPICS COVERED

Set dance
Nutcracker solo
Written paper

YEAR 11
TOPICS COVERED

Performance
Solo or group choreography
Written paper

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Additional Information

Dance and Drama in Expressive Arts are popular subjects at Sir Jonathan North Community College. We have regular Dance and Drama clubs at lunchtimes and after school, culminating in performances for the Whole College Production which is usually in December and then a large work share from across the key stages and year which happens towards the end of the summer term. There are aslo opportunites in Dance to be part of the gifted and talented group and perform in external performances,the fashion show and competitions.

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