HLC Dance Fest 2015 – Wednesday 1st July @ 7pm at The Place, Oakengates. Tickets now on sale. Tickets £8, Concession £4: http://theplacetelford.com/shows/dance/hlc-dance-fest-2015/
Mrs Grace Naylor
Miss Joanna Davis
Dance Curriculum.Facilites on offer:
Dance studio with sprung floor and mirrors
Apple TV and Ipad to facilitate learning and for recording purposes
|Introduction to Dance: This unit allows learners to acquire and develop basic dance skills and their knowledge of Dance. We will focus on the 5 basic Dance Actions- Gesture, Jump, Turn, Travel and Balance. Students will explore and experiment with these; eventually creating their own Dance sequence.||Michael Jackson Focus: A whole class performance focusing on Interpretation and performance skills.||Swansong: Students will explore this professional work by Christopher Bruce. They will use this as a stimulus to develop their own piece..|
|Rock & Roll: This unit introduces students to a particular Dance style and the characteristics needed to perform the style correctly.||World Dance: Students will learn about and experience styles of Dance that originated from different countries around the world.||Street Dance: Students will be introduced to the historical and social context of this dance style. They will explore the key characteristics of the style in learning and creating their own dance routines.|
|Unit 4: Mini Dance Skills: Students will explore and develop their dance skills in lessons developing their technique in Street Dance, Contemporary and Jazz Dance. Student will be encourage to prepare short performances for a showcase at HLC.||Unit 2 - Mini Preparation, Performance & Production: Students will explore the areas involved in putting on a show, for example planning, rehearsing and performance whilst also preparing costume and props for a short performance for the Arts Showcase.||Unit 1 – Individual Showcase Exam Preparation, experiment with choreography and preparing a solo performance based on a theme: Students will look at how to create, develop and refine a piece of work for an individual performance.|
|Introduction to the course.||Unit 4: Dance Skills: Students will explore and develop their dance skills in lessons developing their technique in Street Dance and Contemporary Dance||Unit 1 – Individual Showcase Exam Preparation (Mock) Prepare two solo’s for an audition Letter of Application for a Performing Arts opportunity.|
|Unit 4: Dance Skills: Students will explore and develop their dance skills in lessons developing their technique in Street Dance and Contemporary Dance||Dance Log and Smart Targets|
|Unit 2 - Preparation, Performance & Production: Prepare a performance for presentation evening and the Arts Showcase.||Unit 1 – Individual Showcase Exam Preparation, Prepare two solo’s for an audition Letter of Application for a Performing Arts opportunity.||Completing and refining work.
Preparing a showcase for Dance Fest
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Through Dance, Drama & Music, students experience a learning environment where they can develop spiritually, morally and socially whilst broadening their understanding of other cultures. We aim to nurture feelings of appreciation and inspiration; enabling students to experience, reflect upon and respond creatively to material drawn from a wide variety of traditions. For example, in yr 7 Music students explore the development and heritage of Samba in Brazil and in yr 8 they experience the musical communication of African Drumming. In Dance, students analyse and participate in a variety of World styles such as Bhangra, Samba & Street Dance.
Tasks across the three disciplines, allow students to consider their personal responses to different stimuli and situations, whilst also exploring the feelings of others. This can be seen in the Yr 8 Drama unit – Missing, which explores the dangers of the internet, whilst providing moral dilemmas of loyalty. Also Swan Song, in yr 7 Dance, which looks at the relationship between the imprisoned and their captor.
The Arts encourage students to develop their self-knowledge and self-confidence through exploration of themes, which are delivered and shared with a respectful audience. Participation and self-esteem are central to our lessons, the latter being further investigated in a Yr 7 Drama unit Status, which encourages students to understand how their body language and tone of voice can help to raise confidence. These subjects depend upon the ability to collaborate, tolerate, contribute and respect each other; values which are reiterated throughout lessons. Skills are exercised regularly through group work, whole class work and as individuals, when ideas must be shared, decisions made and compromises sought.
Curriculum Extension activities further develop the ideals and concepts initiated in the classroom, providing the opportunity to work within more diverse company, and to take on greater responsibility for the both the creative process and the outcome.
KS3 Dance club
KS4 Dance club
HLC Boys Street Crew
Dance company for gifted and talented dance students
Annual Dance show, held at The Place Theatre, Oakengates
DanceFest at HLC
HLC is holding its annual “DanceFest” on Thursday 20th June from 7pm at the Place, Oakengates. If you would like tickets then please contact Ms Naylor on 01952 387000 or tickets can be purchased directly from The Place box office on 01952 382382.