Dance

Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as an adviser for choreographic ideas or complete written work related to the set task and dance analysis.


What Will I Learn?

Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques within a range of different dance styles

Students will learn how to work as part of a team and build skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will take on roles such as a performer, choreographer, dance critic and leader for warm up or part of the core lesson.

Students will learn a variety of styles such as musical theatre, performance to an audience and set study work. Students will also be taught a variety of ways to improve their levels for technical accuracy and performance through rehearsal and choreographic development.


How Will I Be Assessed?
  • Regular homework and classwork will inform understanding and progress
  • Informal assessments by staff against Year 7 Score Descriptors
  • Link to Score Descriptors

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Link to Curriculum Map

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Build and develop upon experiences in Year 6 and show evidence of skill and technique development through exploration of new dance styles
  • Continued themes of Develop and Apply
  • Build knowledge of new dance techniques
Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as an adviser for choreographic ideas or complete written work related to the set task and dance analysis.


What Will I Learn?

Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques within a range of different dance styles

Students will learn how to work as part of a team and build skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will take on roles such as a performer, choreographer, dance critic and leader for warm up or part of the core lesson.

Students will learn a variety of styles such as Street dance, musical theatre, Bollywood, performance to an audience and set study work. Students will also be taught a variety of ways to improve their levels for technical accuracy and performance through rehearsal and choreographic development.


How Will I Be Assessed?
  • Regular homework and classwork will inform understanding and progress
  • Informal assessments by staff against Year 8 Score Descriptors
  • Link to Score Descriptors

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Link to Curriculum Map

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Build and develop upon experiences in Year 7 and show evidence of skill and technique development through exploration of new dance styles
  • Continued themes of Develop and Apply
  • Build knowledge of new dance techniques
Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as an adviser for choreographic ideas or complete written work related to the set task and dance analysis.


What Will I Learn?

Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques within a range of different dance styles

Students will learn how to work as part of a team and build skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will take on roles such as a performer, choreographer, dance critic and leader for warm up or part of the core lesson.

Students will learn a variety of styles such as Street dance, musical theatre, Cyber dance, performance to an audience and set study work. Students will also be taught a variety of ways to improve their levels for technical accuracy and performance through rehearsal and choreographic development.


How Will I Be Assessed?
  • Regular homework and classwork will inform understanding and progress
  • Informal assessments by staff against Year 9 Score Descriptors
  • Link to Score Descriptors

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Link to Curriculum Map

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Build and develop upon experiences in Year 7 and 8 and show evidence of skill and technique development the activities
  • Continued themes of Develop and Apply
  • Build knowledge of new dance techniques
Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as an adviser for choreographic ideas or complete written work related to the set task and dance analysis.

Students may also be asked to complete coursework related to different units of work and dance styles being taught.


What Will I Learn?

Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques within a range of different dance styles

Students will learn how to work as part of a team and build skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will take on roles such as a performer, choreographer, dance critic and leader for warm up or part of the core lesson.

Students will learn a variety of styles such as Contemporary dance, Jazz Dance, Ballet, Tap performance to an audience and set study work. Students will also be taught a variety of ways to improve their levels for technical accuracy and performance through rehearsal and choreographic development.


How Will I Be Assessed?
  • Informal assessments by staff based on a Pass, Merit and Distinction grading. External assessment of unit 1.

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Link to Curriculum Map

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Build and develop upon experiences in previous years and show evidence of technique development between contrasting dance styles
  • Continued themes of Develop and Apply
  • Build knowledge of new dance techniques
Expectations of Students?

Students are expected to come with the correct equipment for every lesson, including lessons where they may be injured. In this case students will not take an active part in the performance part of the lesson but may be required to act as an adviser for choreographic ideas or complete written work related to the set task and dance analysis.

Students may also be asked to complete coursework related to different units of work and dance styles being taught.


What Will I Learn?

Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques within a range of different dance styles

Students will learn how to work as part of a team and build skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork. Students will take on roles such as a performer, choreographer, dance critic and leader for warm up or part of the core lesson.

Students will learn a variety of styles such as Contemporary dance, Jazz Dance, Ballet, Tap performance to an audience and set study work. Students will also be taught a variety of ways to improve their levels for technical accuracy and performance through rehearsal and choreographic development.

This final year will also allow students to develop business roles within the performing arts industry for their final major showcase. These roles could be from choreographer to lighting designed depending on the skills and roles that students want to develop and explore.


How Will I Be Assessed?
  • Formal and informal assessments by staff based on a Pass, Merit and Distinction grading. External assessment through moderation.

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?
  • Link to Curriculum Map

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?
  • Build upon experiences in previous years and show evidence of technique development between contrasting styles of dance
  • Continued themes of Develop and Apply
  • Build knowledge of new dance techniques