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Dance

What are we aiming to achieve through our Dance curriculum? (Intent)

  • To be physically active, participating in a range of different dance styles, being able to learn new skills and create new experiences.   

  • To promote health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle. 

  • To instil a sense of good sportsmanship, and encourage recognition of another students’ success. 

  • To support the development of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and helping students to cope with both success and failure whilst in dance lessons. 

  • To explore a range of dance movements using steps, gestures, formations, body shapes.  

  • Students will demonstrate creativity by incorporating control, rhythm, timing, aesthetics into sequences and routines. 

  • To develop knowledge and understanding on how to improve personal fitness through dance. 

  • To ensure many BGS students leave school with a positive attitude towards physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being.  

How is Dance delivered? (Implementation)

  • Students in Y7, Y8, Nurture and Sycamore currently have access to the Dance curriculum which is differentiated to meet students’ learning needs and styles across all 3 pathways. 

  • Each tutor group has one single Dance lesson per week. 

  • The Dance curriculum is designed to challenge students by building and developing skills and techniques.  It also plans for opportunities to take part in new genres of dance.  

  • The Dance curriculum offers opportunities for cross-curricular learning, to ensure students make significant personal development, including:  

  • English 

  • Music 

  • History/Geography  

  • Maths  

  • PE  

  • The Dance curriculum has been developed by, and is delivered by, a subject specialist. Each unit has a detailed scheme of work to support the implementation and consistency of delivery.  

  • The Dance curriculum is differentiated by pathways, ensuring the curriculum matches students’ needs and is relevant to their age and stage of development. 

  • Students learning and progress is assessed against learning outcomes.  

  • Dance teachers use a range of assessment including feedback, self and peer assessment. 

  • The Dance curriculum supports amateur dance performers to visit school and encourage off-site visits for students to see live presentations. 

What difference is the Dance curriculum making on students? (Impact)

  • All students will be engaged in learning through the effective implementation of the curriculum.  

  • Enabling students to engage with the Arts and experience a range of traditional dance from countries around the world. 

  • All students are provided with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of living a healthy lifestyle, the importance of healthy eating and participating in life long physical activity.