Dance is a popular and well developed area of the curriculum at The Westleigh School. Students can express themselves through this creative and expressive art form.

Students study Dance at Key Stage 3 as a unit within Physical Education. Areas include Performance and Choreography in various dance styles where they are encouraged to develop into confident and artistic performers.

At Key Stage 4 students are given the opportunity to opt for BTEC Dance.

Extra-Curricular Dance is extremely popular at The Westleigh School and clubs are available each lunchtime and every evening after school.

We also produce a yearly dance show which is one of the highlights of the School’s calendar, involving over 100 students.

Course Details- BTEC First Award Level 2

Unit 1 – Externally Assessed ‘Individual Showcase’

  • Two solo dances in a style of your choice

This includes a letter of application to a professional dance company, stating your qualities as a dancer

  • Assessed by an external examiner
  • Opportunity to showcase your talents
  • A Log Book will be completed which shows your journey as a dancer and choreographer

Unit 2 – Internally Assessed ‘Preparation, Performance & Production’

  • Assessed by your teacher
  • Get involved on performing and organising the annual Dance Show
  • Preparations – from the initial vision to the final production
  • Supporting documents include Log Book & Portfolio
  • Work with and teach dance to local primary school children

Unit 3 – Internally Assessed Dance Skills

  • Assessed by your teacher
  • Participation in technique classes
  • Focuses on a variety of different dance styles
  • Performance and Choreography group work

Is this the course for you?

  • An exciting and challenging course
  • Opportunities to work as part of a team
  • Develops your knowledge and skills in dance
  • An excellent course which can progress onto further study in dance and performing arts
  • Demonstrates a range of transferable qualities to future employers

Page updated: 27/02/2019