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Y9 Options- Dance


Head of Department:

Miss Davis

Examining Board:



What Will I Study?

Students will learn about dance through practical and theoretical study. 


Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts, students will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance.

This will result in a portfolio based on three practitioners and workshops/classes in at least three styles of dance.

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts, students will develop their performing arts skills and techniques through the reproduction of dance and repertoire of two minutes in length, which will be accompanied by a written log book.

Component 3: Performing to a Brief, students will be given the opportunity to work as part of a group to choreograph a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus. The performance will be approximately 10 minutes in length.

Assessments and tasks will focus on current practices within the professional world of dance involving performances, case studies of professional dancers and companies.

Students must be prepared to perform in front of an audience in the theatre and undertake a group performance, which will be recorded for external examining.


What Skills Will I Develop?

Team work



Creative thinking


How Will I Be Assessed?

Component 1 and 2 will be assessed by the teacher and then moderated and are worth 30% each of total marks.

Component 3 will be externally assessed with a video recording and written logs to be sent to an examiner. This component is worth 40% of the total marks.   

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