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Year 9 Dance

Pupils will be taught dance through the following topics and texts:

  • Safe dance practice – Technique group performance
  • Set work study – Revelations by Alvin Aliey
  • Group choreography and performance – Zoonation: The Kate Prince Company
  • Mastering Movement – Faultline by Shobona Jeyasingh
  • Solo Choreography – set stimulus: Overdrive by Richard Alston, Rush by Akram Khan Company & Park by Jasmin Vardimon

 Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to:

  • Select a wide range of skills, techniques and compositional ideas and apply them accurately and appropriately to choreography.
  • Perform essential dance technique with accuracy, confidence and imagination.
  • Use feedback to refine performance independently when working on solo and group work.
  • Confidently work as a team, showing effective communication skills and contributing positively to the dance work – sometimes leading groups in rehearsals.
  • Use analytical skills to provide reflections on own and/or professional works, with the use of specialist terminology.
  • Demonstrate, including through own performance, clear knowledge and understanding of skills required to perform safely and with some sensitivity to style and/or intention.

 Pupils who go above age related expectations will be able to:

  • Highly developed ability to demonstrate physical, technical and expressive skills and attributes safely.
  • Demonstrate coherent selection and use of choreographic elements and aural settings to communicate choreographic intention.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate own and professional works, to produce clear reflective judgements and using specialist terminology appropriately.