Dance

SACE Stage 2

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Dance

Dance

SACE Stage 2

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.

Course Content
Assessment
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Course Content
Students 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.

Students specialise in a dance genre and explore dance in diverse contexts. Genre refers to the broad categories of dance based on shared, identifiable characteristics, such as contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, break-dancing, hop hop and world dance. The genre chosen will depend on the interests and abilities of the student cohort and the expertise of the teacher.

The following areas of study are covered:

  • Understanding dance
  • Creating dance
  • Responding to dance

Assessment

School Assessment
Performance Portfolio 40%
Dance Contexts (x2) 30%


External Assessment
Skllls and Development Portfolio 30%

Further Info

A background in dance is recommended.