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Year 7 DANCE

 

Beginning

Developing

Secure

Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Watch clips from action films and select movement examples for hiding and chasing

MEMRISE COURSE

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: BASIC ACTIONS

Create a poster of a variety of examples of the basic actions

Draw a storyboard of your chase motif and explain what canon is and how you used it to communicate a chase

Christmas Term

 

 

Watch the ‘Gobstopper’ section from Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker and make notes on the production features

MEMRISE COURSE

NUTCRACKER

Find 4 pictures of different sweets and identify how you could use them to create dance movement

Design a costume for a new character based on one of your sweeties and explain how your choice communicates the sweet

Winter Term

 

 

Watch the ‘One Jump Ahead’ scene from Aladdin and identify how Aladdin and the Guard move differently

MEMRISE COURSE

ALADDIN

 

Create a character profile for either Aladdin or the Guard and explain how you use dynamic, focus and facial expressions to communicate your character to the audience

Draw a story board of your question and answer from your duet and explain how it communicates the dance idea

Spring Term  1

 

 

 

MEMRISE COURSE

DANCE SKILLS

 

 

Spring Term 2

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8 DANCE

 

Beginning

Developing

Secure

Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Watch videos of parkour on youtube

MEMRISE COURSE

URBAN/PARKOUR

Make a poster explaining what parkour is, please use images and text to convey the characteristics

Watch Jump London a documentary on Parkour to find out more about its ethos

Christmas Term

 

 

Watch videos of Christopher Bruce’s Swansong on youtube

MEMRISE COURSE

SWANSONG

Research Swansong and make a factfile of choreographer, premiere date, composer, lighting and costume designers

Research the starting points for Swansong. How could you use these in your choreography?

Winter Term

 

 

Watch the whole music video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller (it’s 15 minutes long)

MEMRISE COURSE

THRILLER

Identify key movements from the music video that you could use in your choreography

Make a ‘how to’ guide for some of the famous Michael Jackson dance movements

Spring Term  1

 

 

Watch clips from Hunger Games and identify key movements

MEMRISE COURSE

HUNGER GAMES

 

 

Spring Term 2

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE year 9

 

Beginning

Developing

Secure

Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Complete motif development grid successfully

MEMRISE COURSE

Introduction to Composition

Watch A Linha Curva and identify the sections you can find your motifs and how they have been developed

Be able to describe all of your key motifs and explain clearly how you have developed them

Christmas Term

 

Complete the skills worksheet to identify the different skills and their definitions

MEMRISE COURSE

Dance Skills

Identify a skill you use in your performance piece and explain why it is important to the work

Explain how you have improved a variety of skills throughout this performance work

Winter Term

 

 

Research all the different types of stimuli on the question paper

MEMRISE COURSE

Introduction to Stimuli

Describe one of your motifs and explain how this communicates your intention

Explain how you have used choreographic devices and the structure of the work to communicate the dance intention

Spring Term 1

 

 

Watch some videos of contact improvisation for lift ideas that you would like to use in your work

MEMRISE COURSE

 

Create a ‘how to’ guide for a variety of lifts and contact work you have learnt this term

Research and explain how nutrition and hydration can help a dancer’s training

Spring Term 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE year 10

 

Beginning

Developing

Secure

Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Make a poster of the fact file information from Within Her Eyes and use images from the work to decorate it

MEMRISE COURSE

Within Her Eyes

Find a piece of music that is similar in style to the aural setting to Within Her Eyes for your duet

Create revision cards to help you remember the constituent features of Within Her Eyes and how they communicate the intention of the work

Christmas Term

 

 

Make a poster of the fact file information from Emancipation of Expressionism and use images from the work to decorate it

MEMRISE COURSE

Emancipation of Expressionism

Research the different styles of hip hop used in the work: locking, popping, krumping, waacking, breaking and animation

Write extended paragraphs to describe the constituent features of Emancipation of Expressionism and explain how they communicate the intention of the work

Winter Term

 

 

Complete the Skills Worksheet to identify the different skills and their definitions

MEMRISE COURSE

Dance Skills

Find 5 different dance pictures and identify the different skills being used and the relevance to the movement

Identify and discuss a variety of your own skills and where you can evidence them in the set phrases

Spring Term 1

 

 

Research the variety of stimuli on the question paper

MEMRISE COURSE

Choreography terminology/ Artificial Things

Describe your motifs making reference to action, space and dynamics and explain how they communicate your intention

Explain how you have used choreographic devices and structure to communicate your intention

Spring Term 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term