Year 10 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:

Practical:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the body, dance skills, dance elements, production elements, and safe dance practices.

Theory:
• Evaluate the impact of dance from different cultures, places and times on Australian dance

Creating Dance:
• Using the elements of dance to communicate ideas through movement
• Applying form and structure and manipulating movement phrases to create innovative outcomes
• 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:
Students choreograph an original and innovative work (3 1⁄2 mins) in length maintaining a weekly process journal
Students participate in a performance of a class routine with written reflection and analysis
Dance Contexts:
Students investigate dance practice and performance from specific cultures, or historical periods