Dance

“Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.”

Term Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Exploration and development of small set piece choreography.

Start of ensemble unit. Skills audit and target setting. In depth workshops, 2 styles

Investigate a duo piece based on the word changes- introduction of exam based research

Half Term 2

React to a stimulus- emotive poem reflection

In depth workshops, 2 styles with intro to logbook entries

Investigate a range of choreographical devices to extend and improve work

Half Term 3

Learn, refine, rehearse set choreography musical theatre

Chosen style one, teacher led choreography, student interpretation, log book entry

Exam release. Research and prep title

Half Term 4

Taster and extension of choreography in three set styles, jazz, commercial, balllet

Investigate professional choreographers in set style. Create a portfolio of evidence

Exam prep, choreography rehearsal, performance

Half Term 5

Collaboration of set choreography and own interpretation developing group ensemble/ solos and duos.

Chosen style two, teacher led choreography, student interpretation, log book entry.

Exam evaluation

Half Term 6

Rehearsal, performance and evaluation of collaborated choreography

Preparation for performance. Full evaluation and analysis for strengths and improvements

Course complete


Year 9

Half Term 1

Exploration and development of small set piece choreography.

Half Term 2

React to a stimulus- emotive poem reflection

Half Term 3

Learn, refine, rehearse set choreography musical theatre

Half Term 4

Taster and extension of choreography in three set styles, jazz, commercial, balllet

Half Term 5

Collaboration of set choreography and own interpretation developing group ensemble/ solos and duos.

Half Term 6

Rehearsal, performance and evaluation of collaborated choreography


Year 10

Half Term 1

Start of ensemble unit. Skills audit and target setting. In depth workshops, 2 styles

Half Term 2

In depth workshops, 2 styles with intro to logbook entries

Half Term 3

Chosen style one, teacher led choreography, student interpretation, log book entry

Half Term 4

Investigate professional choreographers in set style. Create a portfolio of evidence

Half Term 5

Chosen style two, teacher led choreography, student interpretation, log book entry.

Half Term 6

Preparation for performance. Full evaluation and analysis for strengths and improvements


Year 11

Half Term 1

Investigate a duo piece based on the word changes- introduction of exam based research

Half Term 2

Investigate a range of choreographical devices to extend and improve work

Half Term 3

Exam release. Research and prep title

Half Term 4

Exam prep, choreography rehearsal, performance

Half Term 5

Exam evaluation

Half Term 6

Course complete


Subject Intent:

Dance at Boldon, is set in the curriculum to allow students to have the opportunity to express themselves and be creative. Students don’t have to be good at dance, that is what they are here to learn, but must have an interest in being expressive and have some of their own ideas and interpretations.

The dance team have a range of experiences, which have been enhanced by external practitioners who have complimented the team and extended and challenged our most able groups. Students will learn how to develop their own ideas, learn a range of skills and movements based on the basic key actions across a large range of styles.

Students will be expected to put effort into all rehearsals and be open to new styles that they may have not tried before. Like music videos? Then set pieces of commercial would be for you! Love the songs in hairspray? Quite fancy yourself as a musical character? Would rather express your emotions in your movements through lyrical/ contemporary? This will all be investigated and explored.

Set choreography will be taught but the course also enables students to put their own spin on things with group pieces, solos and duos!

Dance is assessed in both written theory log books and evaluations as well as practical rehearsals and performances. These lessons are a time to enjoy, express yourself and dance like no one is watching.