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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
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.
£6 for GCSE Dance t-shirt
Trips (to dance performances and workshops) will be arranged throughout the course
A Level dance, BTEC level 3 in dance (performing arts)
BA (Hons) in Dance, Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre, Choreography
Performer, Actor, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth Worker
Theatre Director, Theatre Stage Manager
Performance and Choreography (60%)
Solo performance. Dance set by the
exam board that students replicate. Shift
and Breathe (15%)
Performance in a group/duo (15%)
Choreography from a set stimulus
provided by the exam board.
(Choreographed and performed as a solo
or group) (30%)
Dance Appreciation - Written exam
Knowledge and understanding of
choreographic processes and performing
Critical appreciation of own work.
A critical study of eight professional
works. (40%) Each work is between 10 &
30 minutes in duration. Works will cover a
range of styles and style fusions
• Inclusive dance
• Dance for camera/film
• Dance from other cultures