There are six units of work taught over KS3 that cover not only dance skills themselves but personal and social skills too:
- Year 7 – Contact Improvisation – setting the foundations with the basics of dance movement and safety of contact work;
- Year 7 – Thriller – to learn how to apply skills from the previous Unit of work to reflect a theme;
- Year 8 – Street Dance – movement memory and performance skills;
- Year 8 – Conflict – contact choreography and performance;
- Year 9 – Set dance – dance technique (an initial introduction to the GCSE Dance course), and;
- Year 9 – Group Performance – sensitivity to others and performance qualities (a foundation for the GCSE Dance course).
How will the KS3 curriculum prepare my child for life in modern Britain?
Pupils develop attributes such as communication, determination and commitment for success in dance. These attributes are valuable in the wider community in order to develop and enhance general life skills and morals and values.
Information about extra-curricular sessions and extended learning opportunities available to my child.
All pupils have access to an extra-curricular Dance Company for their year groups and also ability.
- Year 7 and 8 – Unite Dance Company (Wednesday 15:00 – 16:00)
- Year 9, 10 and 11 – Dy-Fusion Dance Company (Thursday 15:00 – 16:00)
- All Boys – Ignite Dance Company (Tuesday 15:00 – 16:00)
- Gifted & Talented Dancers – Xpose Dance Company (Friday 15:00 – 16:30)
The Unfold Dance Companies are also available to our pupils and others from around the borough. Pupils work with an outside dance artist with more opportunities to perform and platform their work not to mention the significant support this will offer to pupils taking the GCSE Dance course within school.
- Unfold Youth Dance Company – Monday 16:45 – 18:45 (£5 Per session) – Years 8 and above
- Unfold Juniors Dance Company – Monday 16:45 – 17:45 (£3 per session) – Primary Years 4, 5, 6 and Year 7s
Does my child need any specialist equipment for this subject?
Plain black leggings or normal PE kit
Black PE top
Plain black Leotard (optional)