Dance

Objectives:

Recall select and communicate knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance performance and choreography.

Apply skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate choreographic and artistic/ intention through dance performance. 

Analyse and evaluate dance to bring about improvement


Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit  1 – Analysis and appreciation

Unit 2/3 – Technique and performance

Unit 4 - Choreography

Unit  1 – Analysis and appreciation

Unit 2/3 – Technique and performance

Unit 4 - Choreography

Unit  1 – Analysis and appreciation

Unit 2/3 – Technique and performance

Unit 4 - Choreography

Time

14 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

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Developing technical and performance skills through technique classes and show work

Safe Practice in Dance

Understanding genre and style

Understanding of Jazz Dance, it’s characteristics and history

Choreography – Motif and motif development, structure (Binary and ternary)

Manipulation of movement using choreographic devices

Choreographic process

Contact

Basic analysis of Action, Space, Dynamics and Relationships (2 dance works)

Continue developing technical and performance skills through contemporary dance technique

Learn set study 1 - impulse

Study of contemporary dance history

Study contemporary dance choreographer practically and theoretically

Choreography – using stimuli including use of props

Start analysis of Unit 1 set work – All constituent features

Dance for the camera/site specific work

Physical setting

Continue developing technical and performance skills through technique classes

Learn set study 2 – Find it

Unit 4a Solo composition

Writing programme notes for unit 4a

Use of choreographic journal

Continue analysis of 1st set work

Leadership skills – planning and delivering a warm-up and a routine

Filming of chosen set study (unit 2) and solo composition (unit 4a)

Mock exam – written and practical


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 1 – Analysis and appreciation

Unit 2/3 – Technique and performance

Unit 4 - Choreography

Practical exam – Unit 3 and 4

Written exam Unit 1

 

Time

13 weeks

1

12 weeks

3 weeks

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Technical and performance skills – continue to develop from year 10

Recap chosen set study and film to send off to exam board  (Unit 2)

Recap Unit 4a solo composition and add improvements

Start choreographing Unit 4b piece

Unit 1 - Recap of all general theory covered in year 10 and set work 1 (Swansong)

Choosing and using music for exam

Learn and rehearse performance piece for Unit 3

Perform all exam work in

Mock exam – written and practical

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Rehearsal for Unit 3 and 4 performance exam

Writing programme notes for unit 4b choreography

Recap understanding and application of the assessment criteria for all units

Analysis of 2nd set work

Exam practice for Unit 1 – written exam

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