Dance is a popular and exciting subject and is taught to every student at Castle View Academy by a fully qualified dance specialist within the Creative Arts department.
Aims and Philosophy
In addition to developing every dancer in performance, composition and appreciation skills, students will experience and embody a sense of self-discipline, team work and increased self-confidence through physical participation within dance. Students study and are assessed regularly across the three main skills of performance, composition and appreciation in every scheme of work that they study.
Opportunities are provided to challenge able students through enrichment, and dance clubs for both boys and girls are currently held on various days throughout the week. Dancers, whatever their ability, are given the chance to participate in an extensive programme of extra curricular clubs, trips and workshops in order to develop their interest and talents further. They are also given the opportunity to work vocationally within local feeder schools, running workshops and performing pieces of work at theatres and other venues.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
G&T Dance Company Season 2 2018/19 (by invitation only)
G&T Primary Cluster Dance Company Season 1 2018/19 by invitation only
RSL Jazz Dance Syllabus and exam Classes
NATD Contemporary Syllabus and exam Classes
Dance Masterclasses for BTEC Students
KS3 Dance Club
Boys Only Dance Club
Ascendant and Eminence Competition Crews - entrance by Audition only
Saturday Dance Classes in Street, Jazz and Contemporary Styles from ages 2-Adult.
Accredited centre for delivery of Arts Award Bronze and Silver
Accredited teacher for the Dance Leader Award Level 1 and 2 and the Level 2 Community Dance Leadership Award
Qualified Teacher with the NATD allowing for delivery of the NATD Contemporary Syllabus from Grade 1 to Associate Level
CDMT Recognised Teacher Status
100% pass rate within BTEC courses for the past 8+ years
Workshops with Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, Hampshire Dance, Maximum Dance, Stuck In Dance Company, Chichester College, Art Asia, D@win Dance Company, Samuel Ozouf, Chelsea Croft and Dare 2 Dance Company.
G&T Dance Company performed at the Chichester University Showcase
Sold Out Annual Winter Dance Showcases and Summer Arts Celebration Events
Year 8 students ran Bollywood workshops for 120 Primary School students.
2017/18 Dance Trips have included Move It Dance Exhibition in London, Mayflower Theatre to see Matthew Bournes Cinderella and The Lion King in London's West End. In Feb 2019 we are heading to Disney Land Paris to experience their Performing Arts workshops.
2018/19 Dance Company Season 1
Homegrown Easter Intensive with ex students Samuel Ozouf and Chelsea Croft leading workshops for two days with our G&T Dance Company
Ascendant Competition Crew 2017 UDO World and European Street Dance Championship Finalists.
Ascendant Competition Crew qualified for and competing in the UDO World Street Dance Championships August 2018.
Year 7 and 8
Dance is studied in year 7 and 8 once a week exploring a range of professional works, compositional devices, performance skills and styles including Contact, Bollywood Contemporary and Physical Theatre as well as studying the works of Christopher Bruce and Matthew Bourne.
There will be opportunities for students to further their learning outside of the classroom with a Trip to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre in November to watch the musical Shrek and numerous dance clubs that run throughout the week.
Students are given the option to study dance twice a week in Year 9. More emphasis is place on composition, performance and appreciation and students are expected to work as a dance company. They will be expected to perform throughout the year in a number of different showcases and assemblies. Students who opt to specialise in dance in Year 9 will also complete the Level 1 Dance Leadership Award.
Year 10 & 11
The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts is taught within the upper school in which students are required to perform regularly both in and out of school as part of the examination process. This course gives students a high quality vocational experience across a diverse range of dance styles.If students successfully complete the BTEC course, they are then given the opportunity to complete the Level 2 Dance Leadership Award in which they will be expected to teach dance to younger students within Castle View Academy and within the local primary schools.
Additional PE option to student Dance
In addition to Dance as part of the Creative Arts department, Students in Year 10 are given the option to opt for Dance as part of their Physical Education. They will be given the opportunity to complete the RSL Level 2 Certificate in Creative and Performing Arts (Technical Award) This will give students another qualification in dance in addition to the BTEC.