- Understanding dance
- Creating dance
- Responding to dance
SACE Stage 1
SACE Stage 1
10 or 20 credits
Students develop aesthetic and kinaesthetic intelligence, through using the body as an instrument for the expression and communication of ideas. They learn practical movement, choreographic and performance skills. They consider the role of dance in different cultural contexts, and develop an appreciation of dance as an art form, as well as a life-enrichment opportunity connected to mental and physical wellbeing.
They learn transferable skills including critical and creative thinking skills, personal and social skills, and intercultural understanding. Dance develops individuals to be reflective thinkers who can pose and solve problems and work both independently and collaboratively.
Dance has its own movement vocabulary and specific techniques and processes that students learn and apply to their own work as a dancer and choreographer and use to interpret, understand, and appreciate the work of others. It will suit students with an interest in dance who would like to learn through doing and observing.
Stage 1 Dance is offered as a twilight subject.
Stage 1 Dance establishes a basis for continuing to study Stage 2 Dance and for further education and employment across many fields, including the arts and culture industries.