Dance is a powerful, unique form of communication and social interaction that can change the way students feel, think and act. It brings together intellect, feelings and enables personal expression, reflection, and emotional development through movement. As an established part of culture, past and present, it helps students understand themselves and relate to others, forging important creative links between themselves and the wider world.
GCSE Dance is an inspiring qualification, which develops students' ability to compose, perform and appreciate dances through observing, discussing, and actively exploring a wide variety of dance styles. Self-reflection, interpersonal skills, and teamwork are also central to dance in addition to the development of creative, artistic, social, technical, and physical skills. Students are taught to choreograph and perform both solo and group pieces which communicate a theme to the audience, and they will explore professional works through the new GCSE Dance Anthology. Dance encompasses a range of key life skills to encourage personal and emotional maturity, making a ‘thinking’ dancer. It further encourages physical involvement and benefits students’ general health and wellbeing.
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Head of Faculty - Ms L Seymour - Lucy.Seymour@oxted.thpt.org.uk