Year 8 Dance Specialisation

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester Only 

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.