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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Dance

Year 7

Dance at HAB is taught to Year 7 for one lesson a week. Students learn the basic skills of dance with lessons taught through different dance styles. Our students gain knowledge of dance and the essential understanding of correct posture.

Each of our girls experience an appropriate level of challenge to achieve her potential.

Discipline and hard work are stressed in each lesson, with students having a clear understanding of how special the human body really is.  By developing and sharing their creativity, students are able to display their choreographic talents where trust, fun and a strong sense of teamwork is built.

Regular assessments are carried out where each child is required to perform and critically write about each piece learnt.

Our curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Develop  choreography using canon, unison, mirroring, repetition, dynamics and formations
  • Identify how to improve their own choreography
  • Identify how to improve their performance of the lifts and counter balances
  • Identify how others can improve their work
  • Perform with good actions, posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility strength, stamina, extension, isolation
  • Critically appreciate own dances and professional works through describing, analysing, interpreting, evaluating and reflecting
  • Communicate in written contexts about choreography and performance skills

Autumn Term

1 & 2

 

Set Study

Students learn a set dance and adapt it according to the choreographic devices they have learnt in the lesson.Students will learn the set study as a solo. They will work with various partners over the six weeks to improve and refine their skills. They will perform the solo in a group of 2 or 3, but they will be performing as solo artists.

SYTYCD

Students learn expressive and choreographic skills. All students will perform as part of a group. They will perform class set routine as well as having added on their own 8-16 counts of choreography. They will be assessed on their use of the physical and expressive skills. They will also be assessed on their use of the choreography skills; formation, transitions and choreographic style.

Spring Term

 

1 & 2

 

Dances of India

All students will perform as part of a group. They will perform all three Indian Dance styles, Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Bollywood. They will learn motifs that will develop into a performance piece. They will use chance dance as a structuring device creating their own 16 counts of movement in the style of Indian Dance. Each student will contribute to the creation of formations and transitions.

Poems

Using stimulus, students will be able to create original movement using ACTION, SPACE and DYNAMICS. They will be inspired by a poem they have found.

Summer Term

 

1 & 2

 

Gumboot dancing

A traditional South African Dance created by gold miners. Students will be able to perform complex and simple rhythms using all physical, expressive and mental skills in an exemplary manner.

Revelations

Learning repertoire, students will know a section of repertoire from Alvin Ailey's professional work Revelations. They will be assessed on their expressive and mental skills.

 

Year 8

Dance at HAB is taught to Year 8 for one lesson a week. Students continue to build on their dance skills and lifts are introduced in to the skill set. Students study set pieces that will introduce them to the requirements of GSCE Dance.

Discipline and hard work are stressed in each lesson, with students having a clear understanding of how special the human body really is. By developing and sharing their creativity, students are able to display their choreographic talents where trust and a strong sense of teamwork is built.

Regular assessments are carried out where each student is required to perform and critically write about each piece learnt.

Our curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Develop  choreography using canon, unison, mirroring, repetition, dynamics and formations
  • Identify how to improve their own choreography
  • Identify how to improve their performance of the lifts and counter balances
  • Identify how others can improve their work
  • Perform with good actions, posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility strength, stamina, extension, isolation
  • Critically appreciate own dances and professional works through describing, analysing, interpreting, evaluating and reflecting
  • Communicate in written contexts about choreography and performance skills
Autumn Term

1 & 2

Gravity- Lifts and contact dance

Students will learn a phrase inspired by Gravity; they will explore the use of lifts to defy gravity and the use of floor work to give into gravity. They will link the phrases and various lifts together into a routine which they will perform to camera.

The Hunger Games- Narrative dance

Students will learn 16 counts of movement that starts the narrative. They will work in partners to create their own narrative and develop a sequence of movements to continue to tell the story. They will then work as a quartet to develop an opening sequence that is influenced by the music. This will then lead into a whole group performance.

Spring Term

1 & 2

A Linha Curva- GCSE professional work

Students will know a section of repertoire from "A Linha Curva" and will be assessed on their physical skills, technical skills, expressive skills, mental skills and attributes.

Exploring stimuli- What is stimuli?

Students will perform their final phrase to camera, ensuring the movement material relates to their stimulus and choreographic intent.

Summer Term

1 & 2

Swan Lake- Repertoire

Students will learn a section of Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake, and use the technique learnt to create their own neo classical phrase in groups of 4 & 5.

Emancipation of Expressionism GCSE Boy Blue- Set study

Students will know a section from Emancipation of Expressionism. They will be assessed on their use of the physical and expressive skills. They will also be assessed on their use of the choreography skills; formation and transitions.

Year 9

In Year 9 students can opt to do Dance as part of their twice weekly core PE/Dance lessons.

The following areas will be focused on during the lessons.

  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Develop choreography using canon, unison, mirroring, repetition, dynamics and formations
  • Identify how to improve their own choreography
  • Identify how to improve their performance of the lifts and counter balances
  • Identify how others can improve their work
  • Perform with good actions, posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility strength, stamina, extension, isolation
  • Safe Working Practice: effective warm-up and cool-down, nutrition/hydration, safe execution, appropriate dancewear
  • Mental Skills and Attributes: commitment, concentration, confidence, ability to remember dances, rehearsal discipline, response to feedback, capacity to improve
Autumn Term

 

Fitness, dance and gymnastics

Spring Term

 

Tumbling skills and dance

Summer Term

 

Body conditioning and fitness

 

Year 10

In Year 10 students can opt to do Dance as part of their twice weekly core PE/Dance lessons.

The following areas will be focused on during the lessons.

  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Develop  choreography using canon, unison, mirroring, repetition, dynamics and formations
  • Identify how to improve their own choreography
  • Identify how to improve their performance of the lifts and counter balances
  • Identify how others can improve their work
  • Perform with good actions, posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility strength, stamina, extension, isolation
  • Safe Working Practice: effective warm-up and cool-down, nutrition/hydration, safe execution, appropriate dancewear
  • Mental Skills and Attributes: commitment, concentration, confidence, ability to remember dances, rehearsal discipline, response to feedback, capacity to improve
  • All skills learnt in year 9 are carried through to year 10 offering higher and more technical skills
Autumn Term

 

Fitness, dance and gymnastics

Spring Term

 

Tumbling skills and dance

Summer Term

 

Body conditioning and fitness

 

Year 11

In Year 11 students can opt to do Dance as part of their twice weekly core PE/Dance lessons.

The following areas will be focused on during the lessons.

  • Exercising safely and effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Develop  choreography using canon, unison, mirroring, repetition, dynamics and formations
  • Identify how to improve their own choreography
  • Identify how to improve their performance of the lifts and counter balances
  • Identify how others can improve their work
  • Perform with good actions, posture, alignment, balance, coordination, control, flexibility, mobility strength, stamina, extension, isolation
  • Safe Working Practice: effective warm-up and cool-down, nutrition/hydration, safe execution, appropriate dancewear
  • Mental Skills and Attributes: commitment, concentration, confidence, ability to remember dances, rehearsal discipline, response to feedback, capacity to improve
  • All skills learnt in year 9 and year 10 are carried through to the girl’s final year at HAB, offering higher and more technical skills of tumbling technique and dance practice.
Autumn Term

 

Fitness, dance and gymnastics

Spring Term

 

Tumbling skills and dance

Summer Term

 

Body conditioning and fitness

 

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