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DANCE GCSE

Throughout this exciting new course first taught in 2016, students will learn the art of performing and choreographing dance in a variety of dance styles with a predominant focus on contemporary dance. Students will also study professional dance works and there will be opportunities to view live dance at the theatre. Students will learn about safe practise to develop a greater understanding of being a healthy performer.

COURSE CONTENT

Choreography
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.
Performance
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.

ASSESSMENT

Exam Board: AQA
Choreography (practical): 30%
Performance (practical): 30%
Dance appreciation (exam): 40%

Legacy Specification – Year 11 only

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Throughout this exciting new course to be first taught in 2016, students will learn the art of performing and choreographing dance in a variety of dance styles with a predominant focus on contemporary dance. Students will also study professional dance works and there will be opportunities to view live dance at the theatre. Students will learn about safe practise to develop a greater understanding of being a healthy performer.

ASSESSED CONTENT

Choreography 30%
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.
Performance 30%
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 (40%)
The written examination will involve analysing professional dance pieces and showing an understanding of performance skills, movement components and safe practise.
Presentations at 6pm and 7pm