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C11: Exploring Urban Dance Styles QCF Level 2 BTEC First Guided Learning Hours: 60

Unit Code: K/502/4828 Credit 10 Units

Aim and purpose The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge of urban dance styles. Learners will explore the different styles available and acquire the underpinning knowledge of the basic physical and interpretative skills of these styles.

Learning outcomes On completion of this unit a learner should: 1 Be able to perform the key features of urban dance 2 Be able to use rhythm to emphasise variation of timing, counts and stresses 3 Be able to demonstrate the application of physical and interpretative skills.

Unit Content 1 Be able to perform the key features of urban dance Health and safety: warm-up; appropriate clothing; responsiveness to direction; safe practice and group awareness Different styles: eg street dance, street jazz, break dancing or bboying, locking, body popping, boogaloo, hip hop, bump and grind, robotics, body rock, freestyle, free running, capoeira, krumping Movement vocabulary: eg backspins, body and arm waves, contractions, crazy legs, down rock, footwork, gestures, glides, head spins, isolations, knee work, pivots, slides, top rock, turns, windmills, three step, six step, threading, freezes, pivots, turns, elevation 2 Be able to use rhythm to emphasise variation of timing, counts and stresses Use of rhythm in the body: improvisation; syncopation; tempo; missed beats; off beats; stresses Aural setting: use of different styles of music; accentuation; polyphony; musicality; melody; direct correlation with aural setting; lyrics 3 Be able to demonstrate the application of physical and interpretative skills


Physical skills: posture; alignment; balance; coordination; flexibility; strength; stamina; body awareness; extension; contraction; rotation; ability to reproduce movement accurately; whole body participation and or/isolation; application of dynamic range; stillness Interpretative skills: projection; focus; phrasing; emphasis; quality; musicality; dynamics; facial expression

Assessment and grading criteria To achieve a pass the learner must:

To achieve a credit the learner must:

To achieve a distinction the learner must:

P1 demonstrate an awareness of health and safety issues in a disciplined way in a majority of classes [SM] P2 perform key features of urban dance [EP] P3 demonstrate the movement material with minor errors P4 apply physical and interpretative skills in the execution of movement phrases.

M1 demonstrate an awareness of health and safety issues in a disciplined way in classes

D1 demonstrate an awareness of health and safety issues in a highly disciplined way in classes

M2 perform key features of urban dance accurately

D2 perform to a high standard key features of urban dance accurately and with flair D3 demonstrate the rhythmic timing of urban dance in the whole body with confidence and accuracy D4 apply physical and interpretative skills in the execution of movement phrases with ease, confidence and flair.

M3 demonstrate clearly the timing and rhythm of the movement material in the whole body M4 apply physical and interpretative skills in the execution of movement phrases with engagement and consistency.


Topic assignments and activities

Assignment 1: Urban Dance Sequence for Music Video 1 (P1, M1, D1, P2, M2, D2) Using some of the ideas in the warm-up classes to create a 24-count phrase for learners to master. This could be the sequence from the DVD Honey. Learners could add their own eight counts of urban dance movement on to the end of the sequence. Learners could then teach a partner so each learner will have a total of 16 counts added to the original 24 counts. Assignment 2: Repertoire 1 (P1, M1, D1, P2, M2, D2, P3, M3, D3, P4, M4, D4) Watching urban dance on video and either recreate or use the style to create a short sequence in small groups. Make notes, rewatch, rewind, copy, discuss, share, and create. Assignment 3: Urban Dance Sequence for Music Video 2 (P1, M1, D1, P2, M2, D2, P3, M3, D3, P4, M4,D4) Using hip hop and break-dance to create a piece of groundbreaking dance in pairs or small groups. Rehearsal and choreography.

Assignment 4: Repertoire 2 (P1, M1, D1, P2, M2, D2, P3, M3, D3, P4, M4, D4) Watching a more complex urban dance piece on video that uses break-dance and either recreating or using the style to create a short sequence in small groups. Make notes, rewatch, rewind, copy, discuss, share, and create. Rehearsal period included.


Criteria Covered P1, M1, D1 P2, M2, D2

Assignment Title Urban Dance Sequence for Music Video 1

P1, M1, D1 P2, M2, D2 P3, M3, D3 P4, M4, D4

Repertoire 1 Recreating a piece of urban dance from video – dancers can add their own ‘flair’ Urban Dance Sequence for Music Video 2

. P1, M1, D1 P2, M2, D2 P3, M3, D3 P4, M4, D4

P1, M1, D1 P2, M2, D2 P3, M3, D3 P4, M4, D4

P1, M1, D1 P2, M2, D2 P3, M3, D3 P4, M4, D4

Repertoire 2. Practical task. Tutor observation. DVD/video of final presentation Choreography

Scenario

Assessment method

Learners have been warming up in an urban dance style and learned a short sequence to perfect for a music video (to give the assignment a vocational focus). Learners also have to show their understanding of the style by adding on their own ending which is in keeping with the style.

Performance of practical task, which could be in small groups in the dance space to the assessor, a video camera and peers. Tutor observation

Practical task. Tutor observation.

Dancers use both hip hop and break-dance to create a short piece that could be used in a music video.

Recreating a piece of urban dance from video – dancers can adapt to their own bodies

To create a piece of urban dance to a whole piece of music for performance to an audience using all skills acquired.

DVD/video of preparatory work and final presentation

Practical task for video. Tutor observation

Tutor observation. DVD/video of final presentation

Practical performance task. Tutor observation. DVD/video of final presentation.



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