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GCSE Dance – Shadows Anthology Work and Choreography Skills

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GCSE Dance: Master Choreography & Professional Work Analysis with ‘Shadows’ by Christopher Bruce. Comprehensive scheme of work covering theory & practical skills for exam success. Develop creativity, explore professional dance, and prepare for Section A, B & C of the GCSE written exam

Benefits:

  • Introduces professional work analysis skills
  • Develops choreography skills through practical exploration
  • Combines theory and practice for well-rounded learning
  • Provides the knowledge and skills for GCSE Dance success
  • Resource details
  • Additional information

Resource details

What’s included in this resource

This GCSE Dance scheme of work combines practical and theory lessons to develop choreography skills and understanding of Shadows by Christopher Bruce. Students will create unique motifs, learn choreography, and ultimately produce a group dance while analysing movement and production elements like costume and music, all in preparation for sections A, B and C of the written exam. Lesson presentations, practical journals, and theory workbooks with SEND support are included, along with comprehensive answers. Practical lessons feature creative tasks, retrieval quizzes, keywords, and warm-up videos. Theory lessons build exam technique with example responses, knowledge tests, and long-answer question tests with mark schemes. This full-term scheme of work introduces students to choreography definitions, develops their creativity through practical exploration of a professional dance, and fosters a deep appreciation of its nuances.

Benefits:

  • Introduces professional work analysis skills including interpretation and evaluation
  • Develops choreography skills through practical exploration
  • Combines theory and practice for well-rounded learning
  • Provides the knowledge and skills for GCSE Dance success

Key Features:

  • Engaging lesson presentations/ plans fusing practical choreography workshops with theory analysis of Shadows
  • Comprehensive practical lessons resulting in a group choreography and focused on choreographic process and skills
  • Dedicated theory lessons building understanding of the AQA Fact File and how to appreciate production features e.g. aural setting and costume
  • Shadows theory workbook with knowledge organiser
  • Choreography practical journal with shadows movement appreciation
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style, assessment tests for both knowledge and long-answer questions with answers
  • Full mark schemes with example student/teacher response
  • Resources tailored for SEND/extension support
  • Revision Notes/Guide for students
  • Practical warm-up videos and repertoire movement breakdowns
  • Music playlists
  • Other material and links to online resources

Download formats

Our files come in 2 different sets of formats.

You will receive a zip file for Microsoft Office files (MS Word and MS Powerpoint). Please note that the Google Form quizzes are incompatible with Microsoft related products.

You will also receive a link to a shared google drive folder which will allow you to copy files to your own google drive folder allowing you to assign these using the Google Classroom. Full instructions on these are included within the download links.

Licensing Types

Please read the information below to find out which license you will require before downloading.
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Single User License

Suitable For One Teacher / Parent / Child
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Department License

Suitable for a team of teachers in one school.
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MAT / LEA License

Share with all schools in your LEA or MAT.

Additional information

License Type

Department License, MAT / LEA License, Single User License

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