Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School

Dance

 

Department Member:

Miss V Anastasiou - Dance Teacher

 

The Dance department is a stimulating and creative part of the school. Through the dance lessons, students develop their creativity, communication, team-work and problem solving skills as well as building up their confidence and self-esteem to excel in their future lives.

There is a range of dance styles which are taught in the dance curriculum lessons as well as in the dance clubs from contemporary dance to hip-hop. Extra-curricular activities take place after school and includes Y7/8/9 Ballet and Y7/8 Hip-Hop.

 

Year 7 and 8 curriculum dance lesson

Students explore a range of dance styles in Y7 and 8 such as contemporary, ballet and hip-hop. In the dance lesson, there are 3 components: Performance, Choreography and Appreciation of their own and professional dance works.

Practical work (Performance and Choreography): This element offers students the opportunity to develop their physical, creative and technical skills. 

Written work (Appreciation): This element offers students the opportunity to research dance professional works and dance artists developing their literacy skills. Students are also required to  evaluate their own work and progress through written tasks and classroom discussions.

 

Extra-curricular clubs

Ballet for Y7/8 and 9 and Hip-Hop for Y7 and 8

Students develop knowledge on the principles and technique of those dance genres. In ballet, students have the opportunity to look at professional works and learn repertoire. Our aim is not only to build up their technique and self-esteem but also to give them opportunities to perform in school dance shows.

 

BTEC in Performing Arts- Extended Certificate

Students who undertake this course, they are taught both drama and dance. In the dance lessons, the develop their physical, choreographic and appreciation skills. Further, they explore dance practitioners, their work and contribution in the history of dance. In addition, students have also the opportunity to understand the concepts and skills needed to enter the performing arts industry.