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Dance

Autumn Term 1:  Your child will be studying and focusing on: Rock Challenge

Performance – Students will learn and perform the Rock Challenge motif in a group. They will learn and perform a range of contact work safely with a partner. Students will demonstrate the ability to use performance skills such as; timing, facial expression, eye focus, extension, energy.Composition – Developed the motif into a group dance by using a range of devices. Created and developed a contact motif using a variety of lift, counter balances and still positions.Appreciation – Observed ‘Rock Challenge’ and discussed how the true story has been communicated in dance. Participated in discussions and develop their empathy skills.

Autumn Term 2:  Your child will be studying and focusing on: Musical Theatre 

Performance – Learn and perform a motif that explores Musical Theatre and incorporates the use of a prop. Demonstrate the ability to perform with good control and coordination, whilst maintaining the performance skills. Composition – Develop the motif using a range of devices and explore the use of actions to respond to the dance theme.Appreciation – Participate in class discussions and identify strengths and areas for improvement in their own and others’ work. 

Spring Term 1:  Your child will be studying and focusing on: Matthew Bourne’s  - The Car Man

Performance – Learned and performed a variety of set studies focusing on physical theatre style actions and dynamics as seen in Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Car Man’. Learned and performed a range of contact work confidently. Demonstrated the ability to use performance skills such as; eye focus, strength, extension and projection.Composition- Developed the ‘opening motif’ into a group dance by making use of spatial arrangement, repetition, additional and timing. Created a gesture motif that reflects the mechanical movements from the garage section.Appreciation- Observed extracts of Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Car Man’ and understood the storyline. Learned Bourne’s approach towards movement and choreography. Participated in discussions about the choreographer and the professional work. Observed their peers performances and identified strengths and areas for improvement.

Spring Term 2:  Your child will be studying and focusing on: The Lion King

Performance – Learned and performed a motif based on the African influence used with ‘The Lion King’ musical. Learned and performed a series of dance/drama skills to assist in the performance of the opening. Demonstrated the ability to use performance skills.Composition- Developed the African motif into a trio by making use of a range of devices. Created an opening to the dance to set the scene.Appreciation- Observed extract from the musical and develop understanding of its key facts. Participated in discussions about the characteristics of the dance style used in ‘The Lion King’ musical. Observed their peers performances and identified strengths and areas for improvement.

Summer Term 1:  Your child will be studying and focusing on:  

Jasmin Vardimon, ParkPerformance - Learned and performed a variety of set studies focusing on the stylistic qualities as seen in Jasmin Vardimon’s Park. Learned and performed a range of floor and contact work confidently. Demonstrated the ability to use performance skills such as; focus, strength, extension and projection.Composition- Developed the Park motif into a group dance by making use of spatial arrangement, repetition, addition accumulation canon and timing. Created a floor motif, inspired by the professional works.Appreciation- Observed extracts of Vardimon’s Park and understood the storyline. Gain an understanding of the dance components and be able to relate these to the dance idea. Participated in discussions about the choreographer and the professional work. Observed their peers performances and identified strengths and areas for improvement.

Summer Term 2:  Your child will be studying and focusing on: Developing Street Dance

Performance – Learned and performed a Street Dance routine, focusing on demonstrating the characteristics of this style of dance (attitude, energy, dynamic quality and eye focus). Learned and performed a Street Dance style warm up. Demonstrated the ability to use performance skills such as; precision, energy, movement memory and eye focus.Composition - Developed the Street Dance routine into a group dance by making use of unison, spatial arrangement, repetition, direction change, question and answer and canon. Build on skills taught in Year 7 street dance module. Created new movements in a Street Dance style. Created appropriate transitions in the group dance, which link the new actions into the routineAppreciation - Observed extracts of Street Dance performances and discussed the characteristics of the style. Observed their peers performances and identified strengths and areas for improvement.

Contact the Performing Arts Department

Phone: 01202 774636
Email: tdulston@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk