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Dance

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts, Dance is a popular subject that gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover:

 

  1. Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in performing arts, such as reproducing repertoire or responding to stimuli.

 

  1. Process that underpins effective ways of working in the performing arts, such as development of ideas, rehearsal and performance.

 

  1. Attitudes that are considered most important in the performing arts, including personal management and communication.

 

  1. Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector, such as roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles.

 

The course is made up of three components; Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts, Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance & Component 3: Responding to a Brief.

 

Year 9 covers:

  1. An experience of what is needed to be successful in all three components
  1. Strength and conditioning training
  2. Good studio practise understanding
  3. Health and well-being of a dancer
  4. Practical development of physical and interpretive skills for live performance
  5. Experience of viewing live performance
  6. Performance experience in our annual dance show ‘Thornleigh’s Got to Dance’
  7. Choreography and responding to a stimulus

 

Year 10 covers:

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts

  • Examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance
  • Exploring the relationships between vital features of existing performance material and the process used to create the work
  • Developing understanding of the responsibilities and skills that contribute to creative intentions and purpose of the work.
  • Research projects to create portfolio of coursework
  • Practical workshops investigating creative intentions and the processes used to create the work

 

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Liver Performance

 

  • Developing skills and techniques for performance through practical workshops
  • Applying skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance
  • Live performance in our annual dance show ‘Thornleigh’s Got to Dance’
  • Reviewing own development and performance through written milestone evaluations.

Year 11 Covers:

Component 3: Responding to a Brief

  • Understanding how to respond to a brief
  • Working as a group to create your own choreography in response to a breif
  • Selecting and developing skills and techniques in response to a brief
  • Applying skills and techniques in a workshop performance in response to a brief
  • Evaluating the development process and outcome in response to a brief