By the end of year 9, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills of dance as an art form through choreography and performance. They make and respond to dance works, working in small groups to manipulate the elements of dance to communicate intent. They discover new movement possibilities and develop proficiency as they refine technical and expressive skills to convey different dance techniques, such as Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary.
Technique: Developing skills in jazz, contemporary/traditional and hip hop dance styles.
Composition: Students learn skills to create their own dance choreography pieces by exploring movement through a variety of tasks based on themes, ideas and choreographic devices.
Performance: Students have the opportunity to perform at various school and community events, as well as ongoing presentations in class.
Appreciation: students develop evaluative skills as they reflect on their own and other choreographers’’ use of the elements of dance to communicate intent. They investigate dance in Australia and make connections to international contexts.
Participation in workshops, technique execution, composition tasks, performance or presentation, process journal and written responses using IBMYP criteria aligned with the Australian curriculum
CARE • COMMITMENT • CO-OPERATION • RESPECT