National 5 Dance
This course is aimed towards those who have a keen interest in dance, allowing you to develop and further extend knowledge in technical and choreography skills. In practical lessons, dancers will explore jazz, contemporary and commercial techniques. Dancers will also develop a range of choreographic skills encouraging you to become independent and creative.
There are three different components towards your final exam (Question Paper, Practical, and Performance).
The question paper is worth 30 marks (20% of your final mark). Dancers will learn:
- Section 1: Evaluation of Own Work/Personal Performance (10 marks)
This section asks candidates to give a personal evaluative response of self.
- Section 2: Knowledge and Understanding of a Chosen Dance Style (10 marks)
This section asks candidates to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a chosen dance style.
- Section 3: Evaluation of Professional Choreography (10 marks)
This section asks candidates to give a personal evaluative response to a professional piece of choreography for two or more dancers.
The practical element is worth 65 marks (45% of your final mark). This involves dancers creating and presenting a duet with a researched theme. Dancers must then follow this up with a review reflecting on their time as a choreographer and the choreography they have created.
The performance element is worth 35 marks (35% of your final mark). Pupils must learn and perform a solo routine in either jazz, contemporary, or commercial showcasing both technical and performance skills they have developed in class.