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Dance

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham

Head of Dance: Marita Young
myoung@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk
Dance Instructors: 
Joe Darby: jdarby@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk
Jordan Williams: jwilliams@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

KS3

Dance is taught  in Y7, Y8 and Y9 using a wide range of styles, professional works and choreographers. Students learn performance, choreographic and appreciation skills. We also offer a dance enrichment programme to provide those pupils with the opportunity to further their skills and interest in the subject.  Dance enrichment classes also run at lunch time and after school and are well attended to challenge and develop students who are aiming to continue dance at KS4 and KS5.

KS4

GCSE Dance focuses on the aesthetic and artistic qualities of dance and the use of movement to express and communicate ideas and concepts through the interrelated processes of performance, choreography and appreciation. The course is 60% practical and 40% theoretical and pupils study six professional works as part of a dance anthology. The anthology's mix of artistic, cultural and aesthetically diverse works, has been selected by the AQA exam board to broaden students' knowledge and understanding of the wide range of dance choreographed and performed in the United Kingdom today.

GCSE Dance Anthology Videos

KS5

At KS5 we offer A level Dance which provides the students with a full range of dance techniques, training, choreography and performance opportunities. Within the A level specification- knowledge, understanding and skills will be developed and demonstrated within performance, choreography and critical engagement with the study of professional repertoire located within specific areas of study.