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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, Actor, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth Worker

,

Theatre Director, Theatre Stage Manager

Content

Component 1

Component 2

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

(40%)

Knowledge and understanding of

choreographic processes and performing

skills. (37.5%)

Critical appreciation of own work.

(22.5%)

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

including:

• Ballet

• Urban

• Contemporary

• Inclusive dance

• Dance for camera/film

• Dance from other cultures

Dance