WHY STUDY DANCE?
GCSE Dance is a practical and theoretical course designed for students who are enthusiastic about Dance. It is open to all students, although some experience of dance is of benefit.
Dance is an empowering and powerful form of non-verbal communication which enables the development of creative, imaginative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacities. Dance is both physical and expressive—this is what makes it similar to, and different from, other art forms and physical activities.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
The course is split into two components:
Component 1: Performance and Choreography:
1. You will learn six set phrases and perform three as a solo (approximately one minute)
2. Either a duet or a trio based on including three of the six set phrases (approximately three and half minutes)
1. Either a solo or group choreography (between two to three and half minutes) choreographed in response to a range of stimuli chosen by the exam board. You will be expected to document the process you have worked through to create your choreography. The practical component is marked out of 80 and is worth 60% of the overall GCSE grade.
Component 2: Dance Appreciation
Written Theoretical Paper based on:
1. Knowledge and Appreciation of choreographic processes and performing skills
2. Critical Appreciation on your own work
3. Critical Appreciation of professional dance works
40% of the overall GCSE grade and is assessed through a 90 minute written exam.
WHAT COULD I DO NEXT WITH GCSE DANCE?
The GCSE Dance course provides an access to further Dance education such as A Level Dance as well as contributing to over GCSE grade score.
For further details of this course, talk to Mrs Cook or your Dance teacher.