Dance National 5 / Higher

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 well-being
  • Evaluate own and others work.
  • Respond to stimuli using imagination and creativity to create choreography
  • Convey thoughts, meaning and ideas through movement
  • Explore and gain understanding of a range of theatre arts relevant to dance.
  • Develop and evaluate the creative process through choreography.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

The assessment consists of three components:

Component 1 – Question paper: (30 Marks)

Section 1: Evaluation of Own Work/Personal Performance (10 marks)

Section 2: Knowledge and Understanding of a Chosen Dance Style (10 marks)

Section 3: Evaluation of Professional Choreography (10 marks)

Component 2:

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

Component 3:

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- Students respond to set questions regarding their planning, development and evaluation of their own choreography. (30 Marks)

Question Paper- 30 Marks

Performance of technical solo- 35Marks

Choreography- 35 Marks

Choreography Review- 30 Marks

Total of 130 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

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