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Dance

SUBJECT:

Dance

 

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Principles.

 

Dance is currently taught in Year 7 and 8, one lesson every other week. The curriculum has been developed with KS4 and 5 in mind. The core strands are: respond to stimuli, create, rehearse, refine, perform and evaluate. Dance lessons are an alternative form of exercise without the ball skills and competition a games lesson may require. The subject is creative and through studying dance from other periods in history and from around the world pupils are encouraged to respond thoughtfully to other cultures. Social skills and confidence are developed and the Westwood agenda of PRIDE is reinforced. A great effort is made to provide a comfortable environment where pupils can feel safe to express themselves, where they can perform to each other and talk about their own work and the work of others sensitively. The dance curriculum encourages pupils to be better people.

 

 

YEAR GROUP

SCHEME or QUALIFICATIONS

AUTUMN

TOPICS

SPRING

TOPICS

SUMMER

TOPICS

ASSESSMENT

 

7

 

How to Build a Dance

Basic choreographic skills including:

Actions

Space

Timing

Dynamics

 

Working to a Set Theme

Machines

Space

Skating

Sports

 

Movement Memory and

Performance Skills

Learning to follow set sequences.

Ongoing

Progress is logged most lessons, negating the need to rely on final performances for grades.

8

 

Styles of Dance.

Line Dance

Styles of Dance.

Street Dance

Styles of Dance.

Dance Challenge, including multiple styles of dance in one piece.

Ongoing

Progress is logged most lessons, negating the need to rely on final performances for grades.