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Exam Board: Edexcel
Throughout the dance course pupils are given the opportunity to study a range of dance styles and understand the key features of being part of a performance company. The styles covered in this course will range from street dance, jazz and contemporary. Pupils will improve their overall production and preparation skills through the process of rehearsal and performing to an audience. Pupils will be internally and externally assessed across the duration of the course and will have many performance opportunities.
The course aims to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of performing arts and help with valuable skills needed for any chosen career in a fun and practical environment. Pupils work on a range of dance skills and work towards improving their overall technique.
Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts. Learners will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance. Pupils will need to produce a detailed portfolio as evidence. 30% of total marl.
Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts. Learners will develop their performing arts skills and techniques through the reproduction of dance repertoire. Evidence will be through practical performance and written logbooks. 30% of the total mark.
Component 3: Performing to a Brief. Learners will be given the opportunity to work as part of a group to create a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus. 40% of total mark.
Term 1 to 6: Preparation for Component 1.
Term 1 to 6: Preparation for Component 2.
Term 1 to 6: Component 1.
Term 1 to 6: Component 2.
Term 1 to 2: FinalisingComponent 1 and 2 .
Term 3: Preparation for Component 3.
Term 4 to 6: Component 3.