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Year 9-10 Dance


Overview

Year 9-10 Dance is the ideal subject for those who are learning any style of dance, wishing to pursue a career in dance or for those who just simply love it! All levels of experience are welcome and although it is not essential that you are studying at a dance studio, it is recommended.
This subject introduces you to dance choreography and dance analysis, where you will learn to construct and critique yours and other choreographers work. You will build confidence and develop your understanding of safe dance. Through composition tasks you will take abstract concepts and terminology and turn them into moving art. There are four modules to complete. Each module introduces you to different dance concepts, from body actions through to production aspects. It is a subject for those wishing to expand their understanding of dance, choreography and performing.

What do you do?

You will participate in physical workshops and learn new choreographic work.

What skills do you develop?

By the end of the four modules you should have developed:

  • compositional (choreographic) skills showing a broad understanding of choreographic concepts
  • an emerging understanding of dance analysis
  • an ability to discuss your own processes in the learning, rehearsing and performing of your dance phrases
  • collaborative learning as you create dance phrases with a partner
  • research skills
  • an emerging understanding of production aspects
  • critical thinking about dance as an art form.


Requirements

 

You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.


Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.