Year 9-10 Dance


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 who wish to learn more about dance. It is recommended that you are learning or studying dance at a dance studio but it’s not essential. This subject introduces you to dance composition or choreography, so expect to be creative and moving.

The three main areas are responding, exploring and creating.

In responding, you watch a range of dance pieces and videos introducing dance terminology and concepts. Then you explore this terminology through movement and create short dance pieces or composition tasks.

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?

Activities you will engage in include:

  • observing solo and group dance works
  • learning dance terminology and applying that to making some of your own choreography
  • creating and making your own dance phrases showing a range of movement
  • discussing and describing dance movements with your classmates to show meaning.

What skills do you develop?

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

  • compositional (choreographic) skills showing a broad understanding of the 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.



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.