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Overview

GCSE Dance is a comprehensive study of Dance in its physical, artistic, aesthetic

and cultural context. It thrives in helping students acquire subject knowledge,

fitness, healthy lifestyles, team work and creativity.

The course strengthens the development of technical and expressive skills as well

as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and

critical appreciation of dance.

GCSE Dance is taught during students timetabled core PE lessons. As such,

students selecting Dance will be studying 10 GCSE’s.

Costs

£6 for GCSE Dance t-shirt

Trips

Trips (to dance performances and workshops) will be arranged throughout the

course

.

Ticket prices £7-£15

Pathways

Further Education:

A Level dance, BTEC level 3 in dance (performing arts)

University:

BA (Hons) in Dance, Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre, Choreography

Careers:

Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth

Worker

Content

:

Year 10

Year 11

Introduction to the course.

Dance skills and technique

development.

Physical skills

Performance Skills

Contemporary dance

development

Ballet technique

Dance appreciation

Studying the choreographic process

Original and effective ways to

choreograph

Choreographic devices

Stimuli ideas

Motif development

Students will start to learn the set

works from Component 2 within the

first year of study. This will be taught

through practical and theory lessons.

Component 1: Performance and

Choreography

(60%)

Solo performance

Performance in a group/duo

Choreography from a set stimulus

provided by the exam board.

(Choreographed and performed as a

solo or group)

Component 2: Dance Appreciation

(40%) Written exam

A critical study of eight professional

works

Each work is between 10 & 30

minutes in duration

Works will cover a range of styles and

style fusions including:

• ballet

• urban

• contemporary

• inclusive dance

• dance for camera/film

• dance from other cultures

Dance