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Dance

Head of Department - Mrs V Woodley

Department Overview

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject.

PRS specialises in contemporary and modern dance all taught throughout the school from Year 7 up to Year 11. The teacher is passionate about her subject and encourages everyone to participate in dance events and performances.

We have a state of the art Dance studio, opened in 2014, equipped with a sprung Harlequin® dance floor, sound system, air conditioning, touch screen TV, Ballet Barres and full length mirrors

Please use the links to find out more information about the Dance curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

KS3

In Year 7 and 8 all students have 3 blocks of dance each year, each lasting 6 lessons. In KS3 the fundamental components of dance are explored as well as a range of different styles from around the world, this is a good grounding for study at GCSE level.

KS4

 

The BTEC Tech award in Performing Arts & Dance helps students develop technical and expressive skills as well as a greater knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation of dance.

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional  and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject. 

This specification recognises the role of dance in young people's lives and students will study a range of dance styles and style fusions.  Apart from the solo performance, they can choose any style in which to perform and choreograph, providing it meets the assessment criteria.

The study of professional works develops their ability to critically appraise professional dance and provides a springboard for engaging in practical tasks.  This course provides a solid foundation for a career in dance or performing arts and the students studying his dance specification have many performance opportunities throughout the year.  

KS5

The Department is constantly developing and we are looking at providing  BTEC Level 3 courses in the near future.

learning resources

KS3

KS4

Other Links/Information

Watch as many different types of dance styles as you can. Use YouTube and search GCSE Dance choreography, or use the style that you are studying to see performances.