Dance

Dance is silent poetry. It is one of the oldest and most natural subjects. Everyone can dance, it's just a matter of trying. Dance allows for creativity and individuality.

 

At Pilton, dancers in KS3 will cover three units of work each year, inspired by varying stimuli such as poems and adverts and styles such as contemporary and street. Pupils will focus on their choreographic skills, appreciation skills and performance skills. At KS4 pupils build upon these skills and continue to strengthen their technique and study professional works.

 

Everyone can dance.

Units of work, Grouping of students, assessment and expected standards

 

Year 7

Year 7 lessons take place over three half terms and the following schemes of work are covered. Each group will cover three of the following six schemes of work:

• Indian

• Rock 'n' Roll

• Ghost Dances

• My Name

• Sports

• Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

 

Year 8

Year 8 lessons take place over three half terms and the following schemes of work are covered.
Each group will cover three of the following six schemes of work:

• Carman

• Surf

• Capoeira

• Addiction

• Slavery

• Mechanical

 

Year 9

Year 9 lessons take place over three half terms and the following schemes of work are covered. Each group will cover three of the following six schemes of work:

• Contact Improvisation

• Insight to GCSE Dance

• Swansong

• Adverts

• Street

• Preparation for dance and Drama day

 

G.C.S.E Performing Arts: Dance

The specification:

• promotes fitness, a healthy lifestyle, team working and creativity

• actively engages students in the process of dance in order to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds

 

• develops students' skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of dance styles through the interrelated processes of performing, creating and appreciating dances

 

• develops physical, technical and expressive skills through which students are able to communicate choreographic intention and develop their individual qualities as performers

 

• develops students' skills, knowledge and understanding of choreography through which they are able to communicate ideas, thoughts and meaning drawn from a range of dance styles

 

• develops a critical appreciation of dance in its physical, artistic, aesthetic and cultural contexts

 

• provides progression from Key Stage 3 and a solid foundation for further studies in dance or performing arts, including A-level Dance and the Creative and Media Diploma, and/or a career in performing arts

Respect  * Responsibility *  Resilience * Trust *  Kindness *  Courage

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Pilton Community College, Chaddiford Lane, Barnstaple, Devon  EX31 1RB.  01271 374381  email: admin@pilton.college  

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