Year 9 Dance Specialisation

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:
• Analyse a range of dance from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints

Creating Dance:

• Using the elements of dance to communicate ideas through movement
• Perform dances demonstrating technical and expressive skills
• 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.