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Departmental Staff
Subject Leader:-                   Miss G Ward
Dance Teachers:-                  Miss S Vaughan

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What is Dance about and why is it important?

Dance is about learning and performing techniques from different dance styles, ranging from Jazz,Capoeria, Contemporary to Street Dance. It also enables students to explore a range of cultural dances such as African, Troika, Bollywood and Russian. Students also gain an understanding of how these have developed over time.

Dance within the curriculum allows students to develop and improve their choreography, evaluation and performance skills. Dance also allows the opportunity to be creative and express feelings and emotions through movement and performance.

Dance in Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7-9 have the opportunity to complete a unit in Dance within the PE curriculum. Through these units the students experience different dance styles, including contemporary, Jazz and Street. The students learn and develop their performance and choreography skills and have the chance to use evaluation effectively to improve their ability.

Dance in Key Stage 4
GCSEin Performing Arts:Dance
Dance in Key Stage 5
BTEC subsidiary diploma in Performing Arts: Dance
This is a two year course and is the equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level
These courses prepare young people for careers in Performing Arts, with a strong emphasis on dance. The students will have the opportunity to develop their technique and perform in a range of dance styles.
 At least one hour of homework will be set each week.