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Year 9 Options Process - Dance 

Introduction

he course will encourage students to:

  • learn to choreograph, perform and appreciate dance as an art form
  • inform their development as creative and artistic individuals and broaden their aesthetic, social and cultural experience through a holistic engagement with dance.

The course will enable students to engage as choreographers through the:

  • creative and imaginative response to a range of stimuli
  • use of imagination, problem solving, creativity and the synthesis of ideas
  • application of knowledge, skills and understanding of choreographic forms and devices
  • communication of ideas, feelings, emotions, meanings and moods.

The course will enable students to engage as performers through the:

  • application of knowledge, skills and understanding of performing
  • development of physical, technical, mental and expressive skills
  • communication of choreographic intention and artistry.

The course will enable students to appreciate dance through the:

  • articulation of knowledge and critical reflection to inform artistic practice
  • critical appreciation of dance in its physical, artistic, aesthetic and cultural contexts
  • critical analysis, interpretation, evaluation and appreciation of professional dance works.

The course will enable students to:

  • participate in and appreciate dance from more than one style
  • critically appreciate at least two professional works by at least two choreographers
  • work collaboratively with others
  • develop knowledge, skills and understanding of health, well-being and safe and professional practice relevant to dance
  • improve own work through analysis, critical self-reflection and evaluation.

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