Dance allows you to express yourself in a creative and practical way. It's fun, physical and very demanding! It can improve your fitness, self-esteem and confidence, as well as introducing you to a wide range of different dance styles.
It will appeal to you if you love dancing, telling stories or expressing emotions using rhythm and movement. It also helps if you are determined and energetic with plenty of stamina.
Dance helps you to develop important skills such as: communication, planning, critical thinking, teamwork and self-management.
These skills are valuable in a wide range of careers, including: choreography, community dance work, dance performance (from ballet to salsa), health and fitness instruction, dance teaching and dance movement therapy.
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally be expected to have:
You will develop your technical and choreographic skills in dance in order to be able to accurately demonstrate and perform a range of dance styles. You will research and create a piece of choreography. You will also explore the possibilities of theatre arts to enhance performance. And, you will be actively involved in creative activities and performance.
The course has two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.
Dance: Technical Skills (9 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Note: This unit may be taken with a Scottish Context option, which contributes towards the Scottish Studies Award.
Dance: Choreography (9 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)
The course assessment will be assessed through a dance performance. This will include a solo performance in two dance styles as well as producing a piece of group choreography and evaluating the process. You will apply problem-solving, critical-thinking and reflective skills, documented by a support log, to create and prepare the group choreography.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher, on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.
The course assessment is graded A–D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.
** Please note there are no Past Papers for Higher Dance available.
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