Stage 2 Dance

LENGTH OF COURSE: 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:
• Application of skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.
• Communication of choreographic intent to an audience through composition or performance
• Analysis and synthesis of research findings to choreograph a dance work.

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

Performance Portfolio (40%):
Students present a performance portfolio of one or more recorded full-length performance or production works for a live audience.

Dance Contexts (30%):
Two dance contexts tasks – a recording and a choreographic analysis

Skill Development Portfolio (30%):
Practical compositional tasks and written reflection