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Welcome to the Dance area

Head of Department – Miss M. Hall

Dance aims to inspire students to believe and achieve their full potential. The dance studio is an enriched creative space and facilitates performance discipline, commitment and collaboration. Dance offers many performance opportunities networking with the industry, such as the English National Ballet.

Staffing

Co-ordinator of Dance & DramaMiss M. Hall – BA (Hons) Dance

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Baseline: Superheroes. Developing skills and techniques in dance
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
The Nutcracker
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Dance Performance:
We Will Rock You
Musical Theatre Dance
Unit 3
PowerPoint
Baseline: Superheroes. Developing skills and techniques in dance
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
The Nutcracker
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Dance Performance:
The Lion King
Musical Theatre Dance
Unit 3
PowerPoint
Notes: Year 7s are on carousel after Sprint term 1, so only 3 units are needed.
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Hip Hop/Streetdance
Emancipation of Expression
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Hip Hop/Streetdance
Emancipation of Expression
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Hip Hop/Streetdance
Emancipation of Expression
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Hip Hop/Streetdance
Emancipation of Expression
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
Conflict
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
Conflict
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Notes:  Year 8s are on the Expressive Arts carousel.
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Dance Culture
Easter Island – Tribal
Alinha Curva – Capoeira
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Dance Culture
Easter Island – Tribal
Alinha Curva – Capoeira
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Dance Culture
Easter Island – Tribal
Alinha Curva – Capoeira
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Dance Culture
Easter Island – Tribal
Alinha Curva – Capoeira
Unit 1
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
Narrative
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Choreography- Motif Development.
Narrative
Unit 2
PowerPoint
Notes: Year 9s are on the Expressive Arts carousel.
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2
Introduction to Dance
Dance Skills
Dance technique workshops
Dance styles
Unit 4
Dance Skills
Learning Aim A & B
Deadline: 13.05.17
Unit 2
Prepare, perform, produce
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Unit 2
Prepare, perform, produce
Unit 2
Deadline 11.11.16
Unit 1
Individual showcase –
Solo 1
Unit 1
Individual showcase –
Solo 2
Written preparation
Unit 1
Individual showcase – Written preparation
May 2017

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of written homework each half-term:
Weekly spelling tests
Skills definitions
Definitions of techniques
Writing to analyse: skills development
Pantomime trip
Regional theatre visit
Dance warm-up leaders
Whole school production
Monday 3:30 – 4:30pm
Year 7, 8 & 9 Dance
Tuesday 12:45 – 1:15pm
Boy’s Street Dance
Friday 12:45 – 1:15pm
Dance Studio open for KS4 dancers
Friday 3:30 – 4:30pm
KS4 Catch up sessions
Useful Websites
The Nutcracker 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXzVujXUJp8
Swansong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=038BdfaaVVs
Local Places to Visit
The Met theatre
The Lowry
Media City
The Palace Theatre
The Opera House
The Corner House
Home
Bolton Octagon
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Research shower
Skills analysis
Ideas selected and rejected record
English National Ballet workshop and theatre visit
Regional theatre visit
Professional workshops
Whole school production
Monday 3:30 – 4:30pm
Year 7, 8 & 9 Dance
Tuesday 12:45-1:15pm
Boy’s Street Dance
Friday 12:45-1:15pm
Dance Studio open for KS4 dancers
Friday 3:30-4:30pm
KS4 Catch up sessions
YouTube
Capoeira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8xxgFpK-NM
West Side Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoC5Oyf_ss&list=RDbxoC5Oyf_ss
Rock ‘n’ Roll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf55gHK48VQ
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Research shower developing appreciation of dance styles
Ideas selected and rejected record
Skills analysis
English National Ballet workshop and theatre visit
Regional theatre visit
Professional workshops
Whole school production
Monday 3:30 – 4:30pm
Year 7, 8 & 9 Dance
Tuesday 12:45-1:15pm
Boy’s Street Dance
Friday 12:45-1:15pm
Dance Studio open for KS4 dancers
Friday 3:30-4:30pm
KS4 Catch up sessions
YouTube
Traditional Dance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m1085
Akram Khan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wstzh
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Research
Workshop logs
SMART Target sheets
Skills Audit
Learning set repertoire
Research
Link to exam theme
Writing to persuade formal writing
Partnership projects with Manchester International Festival
Theatre visits and professional workshops
Collaborative performance opportunities with local colleges
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
Friday 12:45-1:15pm
Dance Studio open for KS4 dancers
Friday 3:30-4:30pm
KS4 Catch up sessions
Qualification
Pearson / Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts – Dance
Youtube
Alvin Ailey –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OuqB1pgys
Contemporary Jazz – History of Alvin Ailey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44nqeAXLS-k
Street dance
Choreographers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wstzh