Spanish Dance Society One Year Syllabus Exam Course at Morley

When and Where

8 Oct 2020 - 24 Jun 2021 (32 hours, 9 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 14:00 - 17:30
Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Fenella Juanita Barker
Course code

What you will learn

SPANISH DANCE SOCIETY EXAM SYLLABUS ONE YEAR COURSE AT MORLEY: This is for students of Intermediate & Advanced level, who are in regular flamenco and / or Spanish dance training. You are welcome to join the course without actually taking the exams but if you are interested in taking exams (graded certificates which are on the QCA framework from Grado 1 to Avanzado 2, exam taken in pairs), medals (perform a dance on your own for examiner) or class awards (perform the exam work as a class and receive an Class Award) then this can be arranged at any time throughout the course, depending when you are ready and happy to do so. The course will be taught in such a way as to enable students to develop and study at their own pace. This year we will be studying Grado 7 & Grado 8, with the opportunity to take the Grado 7 exam as soon as exam sessions recommence.

Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Demonstrate an improved understanding, strength and clarity of flamenco and Spanish dance technique, including the use of castanets.
  • Show increased confidence and skill in your own potential as a flamenco and Spanish dancer.
  • Perform flamenco and Spanish dance sequences with increased understanding and knowledge of collaborative working, spatial awareness and performance ethics.
  • Show development in your dance skills of co-ordination, strength, flexibility and stamina.
  • Show development in your knowledge and understanding of the theory, history and culture of flamenco and Spanish dance.
  • Perform selected dances from The Spanish Dance Society’s repertoire of flamenco and Spanish Dance.

Class format and activities

Mode of delivery: online plus [link above].
You will be undertaking practical exercises and patterns of movement demonstrated and guided by your tutor. You will be learning sequences through repetition of action so that you can master features of the technique. You will be responding (through movement and rhythmic accompaniment) to a selection of flamenco and Spanish dance rhythms. You will be practising stamping, clapping and movement sequences with your fellow students so as to share your learning experience. You will be experimenting with a variety of creative processes, which will include collaborative work and spatial patterning. You will have the chance to discuss your learning with your tutor and with fellow students. You will have the opportunity to investigate, research and discuss various aspects of flamenco and Spanish dance.
Class activity will include: Physical demonstration by tutor of target dance movement with guided student practise Individual, paired and small-group learning tasks

For sessions when students will be participating in class remotely, via live-stream link-up – and thus joining fellow students located in-studio, you will be guided how to adapt studio-based exercises in order to participate effectively throughout the class.

In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.
The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students, whether you are participating in-studio or via live-stream.

The course will be delivered live via MS Teams (when attending remotely) and may include a series of support material such as video recaps and/or practical tasks provided via any of the online platforms supported by the College (Moodle, MS stream, etc)

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for students studying flamenco and / or Spanish dance at an Improvers 2, Intermediate and Advanced level. It is not suitable for beginners. You will need to continue to study flamenco and / or Spanish dance on a regular, weekly basis. You should be aware that this is a practical course and so you will need to be able to participate in the physical activities planned to the best of your ability. Your tutor is very happy to make any adjustments to exercises set to meet particular physical or learning needs.

What you need to know before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may include some completion of activities outside of class time.

What you will need for your class

Flamenco shoes (women) and flamenco boots (men). Flamenco skirts (women) and trousers that allow for movement (men and women). A fitted top. If you have them: - a fan, hat and waistcoat (for women) - a waistcoat and hat (for men) - castanets (these can be borrowed from the tutor, if necessary) A notebook, pen and a bottle of water.

What you can do next

Morley College's Dance Department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study provision. This includes term-time flamenco dance courses at a variety of levels during the week (day and evening) and on Saturdays, along with Sunday workshops in flamenco and Spanish dance. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the Dance Dept for more information.