“Dance enables us to lose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time.”- Martha Graham
Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject.
It helps us to inspire and motivate and can play a useful role in supporting our mental health and wellbeing. Giving the space to express emotions and channel feelings through movement.
The dance programme here at KWS provides our students with not only a form of physical exercise, it also allows children to connect with others, grow their confidence, and build their teamwork skills. Dance can also support children who learn best through kinaesthetic and creative experiences.
|Autumn 1||Introduction to Dance and development of technical skills||To introduce students to KS4 Dance, we begin by exploring ADSR and Choreographic Devices.||A Linha Curva|
|Autumn 2||Page to Stage 1||Students learn about all the roles and responsibilities in creating live theatre. Considering all elements of the performing arts to create a devised piece to summarise.|
|Spring 1||Development of Physical and Expressive skills||Students learn set phrases of movement. They then need to apply their knowledge of physical and expressive skills to the set phrases.|
|Spring 2||Page to Stage 2||Students learn about all the roles and responsibilities in creating live theatre. Considering all elements of the performing arts to create a devised piece to summarise.|
|Summer 1||Introduction to Dance Anthology||Students explore the creative process in a professional piece of dance, analysing all elements and roles of creating dance performance.|
|Summer 2||Choreographing from a stimulus/ brief||Students will select a stimulus for their work. They will then create a piece of choreography utilising the skills they have learnt throughout the year.|