Stage 1 Dance

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester or Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Understanding Dance:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the body, dance skills, dance elements, structural devices, production elements, and safe dance practices

Creating Dance:
• Using the elements of dance and choreographic devices to communicate ideas through movement.
• Applying form and structure and manipulating movement phrases to create innovative outcomes
• Demonstrating skills of improvisation
• Collaborating with others to create and refine dance works and performance

Responding to dance:
• Reflect on their own performance and identify areas for improvement
• Reflect on the performance and choreography of peers or industry professionals
• Refine their own practical dance skills or choreography

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Skill Development:
Practical compositional tasks and written reflection
Creative Explorations:
Students choreograph an original and innovative work and participate in a performance of a class routine
Dance Contexts:
Students investigate dance practice and performance from specific cultures, or historical periods