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22/11/17

Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!

21/11/17

but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’

21/11/17

Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week

20/11/17

You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm

20/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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Enjoying the Raising Achievement: Mastery of Mathematics event with Berinderjeet Kaur from Singapore’s Nat Institute of Education https://t.co/jbAOawFzPU

17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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16/11/17

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14/11/17

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14/11/17

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Our brilliant Scholars had a wonderful day observing and lessons and practising their questioning skills. Thank you

09/11/17

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09/11/17

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24/10/17

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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

“Dance is vital, an activity both exhilarating and liberating to watch or do. The instinct to dance is fundamentally joyous and no matter how hard you try you can’t get away from that for long. It can also be a huge force for good, effectively drawing people together and levelling everyone through sheer hard work. It can speed up your heart rate, it can enliven your being, it can change your life”.

       (Richard Alston, Dance  UK)

 

Dance at Chobham Academy is both a creative and a performance art. It challenges us to fully use and integrate our physicality, intellect, and emotion.

The study of dance nurtures and develops; self-discipline, integrity, responsibility, aesthetic awareness, and creative problem solving.

 

Staff

Ms. L Tshuma - Teacher of Dance

 

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, Students study a variety of dance units. The focus of learning is to develop a greater technical ability in dance, helping them to perform to a higher standard and achieve greater results. Students will also be challenged to generate their own ideas and choreograph dances in both small and large groups. In order to excel, pupils will develop broader personal working skills including; listening skills, co-operative learning and working skills, time management, problem solving and communication skills.

Year 7:

Autumn

Term 1

Spring

Term 3

Summer

Term 5

Origins of Street Dance

Students explore the Stylistic Features of Street Dance its origins and how they style has evolved

 

Ghost Dances

Studying the professional work Ghost dances to explore the physicality and role of characters in a dance work, with a strong emphasis on musicality and rhythm of South American music.

Dance Performance

Development of physical and interpretative performance skills across a range of dance styles from different cultures, including Indian and African Dance.

Autumn

Term 2

Spring

Term 4

Summer

Term 6

Dance Actions

Students develop and understanding of the four components of dance and explore the six dance actions to create and develop their own dance motifs.

Chance Choreography

Chance choreography allows students to explore creating movement using improvisation methods.

 

Dance Performance  MUSICALS

Exploration of Jazz dance and theatre dance based on Dance styles in Musicals, including Jazz & Tap Dance, Lindy hop and Charleston references in performance, to support and coincide with drama and music units.

In Year 8, Students continue to develop their Choreographic, performance and appreciation in dance skill. They will explore dance genres and performance from a range of contexts and develop a deeper understanding of dance ideas with independence, analysis, studying professional dance works and the arts industry today.

Year 8:

Autumn

Term 1

Spring

Term 3

Summer

Term 5

Urban Dance

Students explore the Stylistic Features of Urban Dance and the multitude of styles that fit into under the Urban Dance umbrella, developing their choreographic, performance and evaluative skills.

 

Conflict

Students explore the theme conflict and conflict resolution through their movement style and quality.  Developing their contact work and improvisation skills in dance.

Dance Performance

Development of physical and interpretative performance skills whilst studying a range of dance styles, developing commercial dance routines.

Autumn

Term 2

Spring

Term 4

Summer

Term 6

Starting Points in Dance

Students learn the process in creating their own dances, they will be Introduced to stimulus as a starting point for dance and explore choreographic devices.

 

Capoeira

Students will learn about the Brazilian art form of capoeira, which combines martial arts, African culture; including dance, music, and acrobatics. Students will learn key movements such as the Ginga, and the Passe Pé.

Dance Performance

Exploration of Jazz dance and theatre dance styles in performance, to support and coincide with drama and music units.

 

ILT Tasks:   In year 7 and 8 ILT extended writing tasks are set linked to the area of study, tasks include, research, project work, evaluations and writing for different purposes, there are many opportunities for cross curricula links with Music, Art, Drama, History and English. In addition students have to complete practical independent learning tasks, which include rehearsing and refine their dance sequences.

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, GCSE Dance students develop skills, knowledge and understanding of dance as choreographer, performer and critic. Students will explore a range of dance styles and genres, dance technique, performance, safe dance practice, choreography and critical appreciation. Alongside this students will develop their listening skills, co-operative learning and working skills, time management, and problem solving and communication skills.

In Year 10 and 11, they will develop their dance skills by applying and adapting a wide range of skills and techniques effectively in performance and dance choreography, including the ability to improve, creating dances for a range of purposes and in response to different stimuli, developing the ability to analyse, evaluate and appreciate dance. As part of the course students will attend live dance theatre performances, to enhance their appreciation skills.

ILT Tasks: ILT Task will be set weekly, developing students’ knowledge and understanding of safe dance practice, and dance appreciation. They will learn how to compare and contrast the constituent features of professional dance works for analysis.

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A-Level Dance is split into two contrasting years of study.

In Year 12 Students will experience an exciting and challenging course designed in the first year to develop their skills and understanding of dance. Through practical classes, workshops, rehearsals and theory sessions this course focuses on development as a dancer, choreographer and performer. In addition, they will study professional dances to broaden their critical and analytical skills. Coursework includes a solo choreography and a duo/trio performance.

In Year 13 Students skills and knowledge will be extended by focusing on a period of dance history and specific choreographer’s dance work. Practical work includes group choreography and a solo performance.

ILT Tasks: Include developing their knowledge and understanding of the demands of a dancer, including safe practice, injury prevention and treatment, nutrition. In addition studying professional dance works and its constituent features, meaning in context, analysis and an area of study over a period of time.

Year one

Induction

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Group icebreaking & basic dance skill building.

 

Development of Contemporary Dance technique

 

Unit 1

Understanding Dance

Safe dance practice

 

Unit 1

Understanding Dance

Dance appreciation of professional dance works

Unit 2

Performance in a duo / trio

Unit 2

Choreography and performance

 

Unit 1

Understanding Dance

 

 

Year 2 preparation for Unit 3 and Unit 4 units of study

 

Set Work – Zero Degrees – Akram Khan

 

Area of Study – Alvin Ailey ADT

1958-Current

 

Danc2

Performance in a duo / trio

 

Danc2

Choreography and performance

Solo Choreography

 

 

Year Two

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Unit 4 – DANC4

Group Choreography

Solo Performance

 

Unit 4 – DANC4

Group Choreography and Solo Performance

Unit 3 – DANC3

Dance Appreciation: Content and Context

 

 

 

Unit 3 – DANC3

Dance Appreciation: Content and Context

 

Extra Curricular

Dance Extra curriculum activities are offered throughout the school week at lunchtime and after school, Clubs include; Dance Academy, Cheerleading, 6th form Dance Company and Choreography club.  There are regular opportunities for students to perform and represent Chobham Academy, which involves students working with industry professionals on a regular basis.

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