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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 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.
£6 for GCSE Dance t-shirt
Trips (to dance performances and workshops) will be arranged throughout the
Ticket prices £7-£15
A Level dance, BTEC level 3 in dance (performing arts)
BA (Hons) in Dance, Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre, Choreography
Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth
Introduction to the course.
Dance skills and technique
Studying the choreographic process
Original and effective ways to
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
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
Each work is between 10 & 30
minutes in duration
Works will cover a range of styles and
style fusions including:
• inclusive dance
• dance for camera/film
• dance from other cultures