Hallett Cove School Curriculum Guide

Subject Name

LENGTH OF COURSE: One Semester Compulsory (Option 1 of 3)

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT

Course content will be a selection of the following:

Understanding Dance:

Practical

  • Explore dance as an art form through choreography, performance and appreciation
  • Build on their awareness of the body and safe dance practice Theory
  • Analyse dances from a range of cultures, times and locations to explore differing viewpoints

Creating Dance:

  • Practise and refine technical skills
  • Develop their choreographic intent by applying the elements of dance to select and and organise movement
  • Collaborating with others to create and refine dance works for 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 with self and peer assessment. Creative 

Explorations: In small groups students help to choreograph an original and innovative work and participate in a performance with written reflection and analysis.

Dance Contexts: Students investigate dance practice and performance from specific cultures, or historical periods.