Dance Course Content

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Dance GCSE


Students will need to choreograph a dance lasting two to two and a half minutes based on a stimulus. The choreography can be in any style but must use clear motif development and a range of actions, space and dynamics.


Students will take part in 2 performances: a short solo performance of three motifs set by the exam board and one duo/trio set by your teacher.

Dance appreciation

The written examination will involve analysing professional dance pieces and showing an understanding of performance skills, movement components and safe practice.


Exam Board: AQA

Choreography (practical): 30%

Performance (practical): 30%

Dance appreciation (exam): 40%