Event: GCSE & BTEC Dance


Based at our Conway Centres: Anglesey we have an excellent range of facilities for both the Performing and Visual Arts. We offer high quality education aimed at encouraging creativity, providing opportunity & raising attainment.

The Key Stage 4 weekend is an intensive and exciting 3-day course incorporating relevant sessions in choreography and technique. The weekend aims to give students in depth knowledge and experience of the practical elements of the GCSE dance course (which can also be used for the BTEC course) and a practical exploration of one of the set works by professionals working for the Anthology dance company.

Within the weekend students will learn two of the AQA set phrases, workshop and develop ideas based on that year's choreography exam questions, develop a performance trio / duet and participate in an extended workshop with an Anthology company.

In 2023 this will be James Cousins company, where two dancers from the company will focus on the choreographic process, themes, ideas and movement content of Within Her Eyes.

Our team of teachers are all experienced GCSE dance teachers and in past years this course has proved to be invaluable to all GCSE dance students, either in their final exam year or starting their GCSE course. The course is a fantastic opportunity for networking and an amazing opportunity for CPD for new teachers or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the components. 

Desired Outcomes
  • To take part in a series of technique and choreography sessions which support the requirements of the BTEC and GCSE syllabuses.
  • To develop competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills which will impact on the students achievement in their specific examinations.
  • To allow students to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
  • To meet like-minded pupils from other schools


Travel to centre
From 5.00pm Arrive and sort out dormitories and group allocation
6.00pm Evening Meal Students and staff change ready for the first dance
7.30pm All students into the Main Hall to meet with course leaders and complete
Session 1; Technique, led by Vicky Sheard
9.00pm – 10.00pm Students to share social area once changed
10.30pm Students to own rooms
10.45pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers
8.30am Breakfast
9.15am – 12.30pm Within Her Eyes Workshop
Break as directed by Tutor
12.30pm Lunch and shop / free time
2.00pm – 3.30pm Set Phrase 1, led by Jo Oakes
3.30pm – 4.00pm Break
4.00pm – 5.30pm Choreography, led by Lisa Scott
5.45pm Evening Meal
6.45pm – 8.45pm Have fun with Performance! led by Vicky Sheard   
9.00pm – 10.00pm Students to shared social area once changed
10.30pm Students to own rooms
10.45pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers     
8.30am Breakfast
9.15am – 10.45am Set Phrase 2, led by Jo Oakes
11.00am – 12.30pm Performance, led by Vicky Sheard
12.45pm Departure instructions and Packed Lunch 1.30pm All groups depart
What's included:
  • 2-nights’ accommodation
  • Full board basis
  • Expert guidance from experienced arts education experts carefully selected by us.
  • Activity sessions with clear learning outcomes to each session.
  • Special offer for teacher CPD
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11th-13th October 2024 £218.80+VAT