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Dance

Equipment Needed:

Pen / Pencil / Ruler

As students are often doing practical work, students must bring practical dance clothing, in which they can move. They are not permitted to wear socks. Long hair should be tied off of dancer’s faces.

Key Stage 4 Overview – BTEC First Award in Performing Arts (Dance)

At KS4 Dance becomes an option for students to study.

BTEC Performing Arts – students will study 3 units over the course of the two-year course.

Unit 4 (U4) – Dance Skills – Students work as though they have recently joined a youth dance company and as part of their training they are required to attend a series of practical classes led by the company director (their class teacher).

These classes will help students to develop physical and interpretive skills in the following two dance styles:

  • Contemporary
  • Jazz

As a dancer in training students will be required to set targets for their own improvement and regularly review your progress.

Once they have completed the training classes the will rehearse a piece of choreography in one of the dance styles and perform the piece to a small invited audience.

Unit 2 (U2) – Preparation, Production and Performance – Students will be working as though they have joined a Dance Company. As part of the company work, they will be developing and creating a brand new Dance piece based on an existing narrative. In company workshops, they will develop a new an original piece of dance led by their company director (their class teacher) as well as having a large impact on the work themselves. Once they have completed the creating of the piece, as well as rehearsal, they will perform the piece to a small invited audience.

Unit 1 (U1) – Individual Showcase – This is an externally set unit, set by the exam board, Pearson. In this unit students are preparing for a future in the Dance Industry as a performer, a workshop leader and general practitioner. Students must complete a progression opportunity available in the exam paper. This could be two audition pieces and a letter of application for a further education opportunity or an application for a job as a workshop leader for a Dance Company.

Year 10

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Introduction to Course

Unit 4: Dance Skills

 

Analysing Dance and Unit 1 Individual Showcase 1 lesson per week

Unit 4: Dance Skills

 

Analysing Dance and Unit 1 Individual Showcase 1 lesson per week

Unit 4: Dance Skills

 

Analysing Dance and Unit 1 Individual Showcase 1 lesson per week

Unit 4: Dance Skills

 

Analysing Dance and Unit 1 Individual Showcase 1 lesson per week

Unit 4: Dance Skills

 

Analysing Dance and Unit 1 Individual Showcase 1 lesson per week

Year 11

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Unit 2: Preparation, Production and Performance

Unit 2: Preparation, Production and Performance

Unit 2: Preparation, Production and Performance

Unit 1: Individual Showcase

Unit 1: Individual Showcase

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Students should be attending extra curricular Dance provision outside of school by attending classes and/or workshops.

Students will be given the opportunity to see live and recorded Dance throughout the year.

Homework/wseful websites/recommended revision texts

BTEC Support

 

Dance Revision Booklet

http://www.spexe.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Revision-booklet.pdf

Dance Revision (GCSE)

https://getrevising.co.uk/revision-cards/gcse_dance_theory

BBC Bitesize Website (Dance)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z3hhycw/revision

Pearson (Edexcel) BTEC First Award in Performing Arts Website

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/performing-arts.html

Key Practitioners (Companies and Individuals)

 

Motionhouse Dance Company

https://www.motionhouse.co.uk/

Rambert Dance Company

http://www.rambert.org.uk/

National Youth Dance Company

http://nydc.org.uk/

Head of Faculty Contact Details: jmallard@ketteringscienceacademy.org

Teacher of Dance:             adoherty@ketteringscienceacademy.org