Dance

S3 Elective- Expressive Arts:

Got 2 Move(Dance) will feature 3 periods a week. Pupils electing to choose this course should have a keen interest and experience of Dance. Pupils will complete a National progression award which will prepare them for possibly moving into National 5 and Higher Dance in senior school.

 

Got 2 Move

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Pupils should have a genuine interest in dance/ performing arts and would like to progress to study dance further.

They must be prepared to perform in front on an audience.

This group will be part of our annual Dance show.

Pupils will have to buy suitable clothing and foot wear for the year. Most costumes for shows will be provided.

Course Outline

Pupils will achieve their National Progression Award (NPA) throughout the year.

The course is split into two units:

Technique Unit:

Pupils will focus on the development and application of appropriate dance skills both in a technique class and through the performance of tutor led dance sequences (Hip-hop, Jazz and contemporary)

Choreography Unit:

  • Pupils will take part and complete 4 outcomes as well as Tutor led workshops + tasks
  • Outcome 1- demonstrate choreographic skills
  • Outcome 2 – Use stimuli to create movement
  • Outcome 3- Identify music and design appropriate to choreographic themes.
  • Outcome 4- Analyse a dance piece

Progression:

This course is an excellent stepping stone for pupils interested in continuing with Dance at National 5 and Higher in senior school.

Career/Employment Opportunities

This course and qualification could lead to

  • Dance performer
  • Dance teacher/instructor
  • Health and Fitness
  • Choreographer
  • Dance management
  • Dance movement therapy

 

 

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NATIONAL 5 DANCE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is suitable for students who have an interest and enthusiasm for developing their technical dance skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of dance techniques and choreographic skills, and an appreciation of theatre arts.

Entry to this course is at the discretion of the department. However, a suitable dance background and a successful year in S3 Got 2 Move course would provide a sound foundation for this course. Students can continue their study in the senior phase with Higher Dance.

This course requires students to bring a full change of Dance kit, including dance shoes to every lesson.

Students should be fully committed to performing solos/duets in front of an audience, completing weekly homework tasks and leading their own choreography rehearsals for two people.

COURSE OUTLINE

Students will: Perform a range of dance skills and techniques. Apply choreographic principles, devices and structures in choreographed sequences. Understand and apply safe dance practice in relation to physical wellbeing. Pupils will evaluate own and others work. Respond to stimuli using imagination and creativity to create choreography, convey thoughts, meaning and ideas through movement and explore and gain understanding of a range of theatre arts relevant to dance. Pupils will also develop and evaluate the creative process through choreography.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

The assessment consists of two components:

Component 1: Performance of a tutor choreographed technical solo in a selected genre. (35 Marks)

Component 2:

Section 1: Choreography:  Students follow a choreographic process to create and present a dance for two students, excluding self, lasting between 1.5/2 minutes. (35 Marks)

Section 2: Choreography Review / Exam: Students respond to set questions regarding their planning, development and evaluation of their own choreography. (30 Marks)

Students will evaluate their own and others choreography and make judgements based on their knowledge and understanding of theatre arts/ choreography elements (20 marks)

Career/Employment Opportunities:

This course and qualification could lead to Dance performer, Dance teacher/instructor, Health and Fitness, Choreographer, Dance management, Dance movement therapy

HIGHER DANCE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is suitable for students who have an interest and enthusiasm for developing their technical dance skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of dance techniques and choreographic skills, and an appreciation of theatre arts.

Students should have passed National 5 Dance. However, a suitable dance background and a successful year in S3 Got 2 Move course would provide a sound foundation for this course. This course requires students to bring a full change of Dance kit, including dance shoes to every lesson. Students should be fully committed to performing solos/duets in front of an audience, completing weekly

homework tasks and leading their own choreography rehearsals for three people.

COURSE OUTLINE

Students will: Develop a broad range of technical dance skills. Understand and apply knowledge of a range of choreographic skills to create a dance for a group.Work imaginatively and demonstrate creativity through problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and reflective practice. Co-operate, support and work with others. Consider how theatre arts can enhance a performance. Develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance practice. Apply the principles of safe dance practice. Evaluate their own and the work of others. Developing and evaluating the process of creating choreography. Conveying a range of themes, ideas and emotions through movement. Applying a range of choreographic principles, devices and structures in choreographed sequences.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

The assessment consists of two components:

Component 1

Performance

Students will perform two solos each in different genre. The purpose of this is to assess the student’s ability to apply and combine technical skills and performance skills. (35 Marks for each solo 70 Marks combined)

Component 2

Practical Activity

The student will create and present a choreography for a minimum of 3 dancers (35 Marks) and review the choreography process (35 Marks) (Total Marks to be awarded 70 Marks)

Career/Employment Opportunities

This course and qualification could lead to Dance performer, Dance teacher/instructor, Health and Fitness, Choreographer, Dance management, Dance movement therapy

 

 

Got to Move (S3 enrichment choice)

Dance Leaders Award

 

NPA (National Progression Award)

The National Progression Award (NPA) in Dance is designed to equip candidates with an introduction to knowledge, understanding and skills in Dance. These same skills are required for progression to further qualifications and/or potential career paths within the dance industry. The NPA in Dance provides an articulated progressive qualification pathway to existing provision at SCQF level 6 (National 5 dance): a range of NQ Units and the Higher Dance Practice Course.

The principal aims of the National Progression Award in Dance, Level 4, are to provide opportunities for learners to:

–  gain an appropriate learning experience in Dance at a non-advanced level.

–  develop a range of appropriate practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to dance technique and dance performance.

–  develop choreographic skills which will allow creative movement to evolve.

–  apply specific choreographic devices through tutor-led tasks and workshops.

–  develop self-evaluation skills.

–  develop critical thinking skills within the context of self-analysis.

– take charge of their own learning and development.

-experience live performances in order to broaden their experience of dance.

– develop communication and interpersonal skills.

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