9DRA

Year 9 Drama & Dance

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Malcolm

Do you tap your feet to any beat or enjoy dancing or acting? Then Drama & Dance is the subject for you!

 In 2021 this is a creative outlet which covers a fun introduction to both both drama and dance.  This is a practical and fun course that will allow you to build your confidence and experience the many different styles and elements of dance and drama. It will develop your skills and ability to perform, and create routines and skills that work across both these areas. Although both subjects will be covered, the course will have a dance or drama focus, dependent on what students are most interested in.  This is a practical and performance focused course. 

  • You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
  • You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
  • You will be filmed for assessment purposes.

Key Competencies that you will gain in this subjectThinking. Using Language. Symbols and Texts. Managing Self. Relating to Others. Participating and Contributing.




Subject Overview

Term 1
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 2
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 3
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 4
Term 4 has a different structure as performance space is unavailable due to senior NCEA exams. The first part of Term 4 will give the students the opportunity for performance work and in the second part, they will choose to produce either a power point, short-story book, word document, or a One Act Play: on an idea/ theme from a play or story, or playwright, or actor or genre/ style of theatre. These projects cross over the curriculum of Drama, Information Technology and English, give the students the opportunity to research and work with transitions, animations, sound wrapping and other visual effects: but is dependent on access to IT technology.

Pathway

Actor
Community arts worker
Dancer
Drama therapist
Music producer
Music therapist
Theatre director
Arts administrator
Broadcast presenter
Film director
Further education teacher
Higher education lecturer
Secondary school teacher
Theatre stage manager

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