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Welcome to the Dance Department

Lead Teacher

Mrs A Taylor
Performing Arts


Mrs R Smith
Performing Arts

Introduction to the Department:

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Within the dance department we aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to explore their own creativity, performance and analytical skills. Pupils are encouraged to work cohesively in group projects building their skills in communication, empathy and problem solving. The topics explored in the curriculum allow pupils to gain insight into various cultures and social, political and historical issues as well as taking part in healthy exercise.

Key Stage 3 Information: During key stage 3 students will develop their choreographic and performance skills through the use of varied and diverse stimuli. Each unit of work is designed to build upon their prior learning and develop and enhance the pupils’ understanding of the dance world around them.

Year 7 Curriculum Map:




Introduction To Dance



Musical Theatre: Grease

 African Dance

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Y8 Curriculum Map




Using Stimulus in Dance


Sport and Dance

Chance Dance

Abstract and Narrative

Dance for Film

Key Stage 4 Information:

Pupils opting to take Dance as an examination subject will follow the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts:Dance.

The course provides an insightful and vocational look at the varying aspects of dance and pupils will further develop their skills from Key Stage 3 and develop these through specific dance genres and styles. The course is almost wholly performance based with 2 external examinations based on knowledge of the Performing Arts Industry and their own performance as an individual.

Units covered within the BTEC course:




Dance Skills

 Urban Dance

Individual Showcase

The Performing Arts Industry 

Contemporary Dance

Jazz Dance

Preparation, Production and Performance

Preparation, Production and Performance