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Year 9 Dance

Year 9

Students improve their skills even further. Lessons continue exploring performance, choreography and appreciation but are also developing skills in preparation for GCSE Dance.

What will they study:

Bruce - exploring two works by choreographer Christopher Bruce. Swansong and Rooster are dances looking at political issues within society. Students will have to perform as a character, conveying two different narratives.

Best of British - exploring popular British activities and events. Students will perform and choreograph short excerpts each requiring different skills.

Audible Sound - exploring African rhythms and Stomp the musical to create interesting body percussion and rhythms.

Choreography Challenge - exploring how to create movement from a stimulus, using advanced motif development. Students make decisions on movement, music and structure.

The Car Man - this unit is working on technique and developing performance skills for a whole class piece.

Street - exploring the work Emancipation of Expressionism students study more complex street dance and choreography.

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