This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

The aim of this updated conference is to provide students with practical, engaging and motivating revision for the GCSE Dance examinations. Throughout the day, students will work with highly experienced practitioners, with a focus on improving GCSE results.


  • A unique GCSE Dance conference with LIVE student and professional/expert performances and first hand advice and guidance from highly experienced GCSE Dance trainers
  • An exciting out-of-school dance experience with full lighting and sound in a dynamic theatre setting
  • TOP ADVICE on how to get those crucial extra marks and fine tuning prior to examination and assessment
  • Proven strategies to help move up through the assessment criteria (one mark can make all the difference)
  • Receive a conference pack containing information for revision and examination
  • Access to a summary of the PowerPoint presentations post-conference

Interested in performing at this conference?

If you would like your students to participate in this conference, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please email online@keynote.org.uk to register your interest.

CONFERENCE DATE In school only
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

10.30 – 10.45am
LIVE performance and introduction

  • Understanding how to achieve well in Component 1 and 2
  • Identifying your strengths and knowing which areas to focus on for improvement

10.45 – 11.10am

  • What makes a good performer?
  • See how this knowledge relates to the assessment criteria for the Component 1 performance tasks
  • Watch, share and enjoy LIVE student performances of the set phrases and duo/ trios

11.10 – 11.30am
Component 2: Section A

  • The Hypothetical Choreography – games to build a group dance on paper
  • What to expect and how to approach short answer questions
  • The importance of knowing the skills

11.30 – 11.45am

11.45 – 12.30pm
Component 2: Section B

  • Understanding the mark scheme: how to improve answers
  • Learning how to build a strong 6-mark answer for choreography and performance
  • Successful student responses – using real examples from the exams, see what differentiates the best responses

12.30 – 1.15pm

1.15 – 2.15pm
Component 1 Choreography: Responding to stimulus

LIVE student performances

LIVE LECTURE/DEMO – creating motifs from the given stimuli for your solo/group choreography. LIVE professional/expert dancers

  • Demonstrate how to work with the stimuli to create initial motifs
  • Demonstrate choreographic devices and how to use them to good effect
  • Performances of appropriate solo and group responses to two different stimuli
  • INTERACTIVE GROUP WORK – creating responses to specific stimulus material and sharing ideas
  • Choosing and using accompaniment
  • Relating the criteria for assessment to the task
  • Answering questions about choreography on the written paper

2.15 – 2.45pm
Component 2: Section C

  • The Anthology – making it manageable
  • What are the examiners looking for? Understanding the questions
  • Understanding the mark schemes
  • Structuring the 12 mark compare and contrast question
  • Structuring the 12 mark production feature question

Final TOP TIPS for success!

The dancers will be available at the end of the day for students to ask questions about their experiences of being professional dancers (graduate dancers in Manchester)

Zoie Golding

GCSE Dance choreographer and practitioner, founder and choreographer of the highly successful FuzzyLogic Male Youth Dance Company.

Kathryn Sexton

Highly experienced teacher and trainer for GCSE Dance with extensive examining experience, well known author and director of Juka Dance.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT