What will my child's learning be like in Dance?

In Key Stage 4, we offer students the opportunity to study towards a BTEC Award in Dance. The three components in the qualification give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the performing arts industry and specialist skills and techniques:

Component 1 : Exploring the Performing Arts – DANCE -30%

  • Examine professional partitions’ performance work.
  • Explore the interrelationships between constituent features of existing performance material.

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts –DANCE -30%

  • Development of performance and interpretative skills.
  • Apply skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance
  • Review own development and contribution to the performance

Component 3: Responding to a brief – 40%

  1. Ideas log
  2. Skills log
  3. Performance
  4. Evaluation

What are we aiming to achieve in the Dance department?

We are aiming to provide students with a high quality experience of dance which encourages them towards leading lifelong healthy, active lifestyles.

  • To allow students to experience a wide range of dance styles enabling them to develop their own interests and equip them with the skills and techniques to perform at their full potential.
  • Be creative and explore a range of skills that will help students develop their own technique.
  • To allow students to develop their confidence and build upon their ability to work as a team.
  • To offer students as many times to perform as possible.

For more information, please contact

Amy Louise Challender, Dance and Drama Teacher -