The aim of Stage 5 Dance is for students to experience, understand, value and enjoy dance as an art form through the interrelated study of the performance, composition and appreciation of dance.

Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills about dance as an art form through:

  1. dance performance as a means of developing dance technique and performance quality to communicate ideas
  2. dance composition as a means of creating and structuring movement to express and communicate ideas
  3. dance appreciation as a means of describing and analysing dance as an expression of ideas within a social, cultural or historical context

Students who choose this course will have the opportunity to express themselves through dance. Dance performance can be informal or a formal presentation of a classroom sequence, a student composition, a choreographed dance or an excerpt of a dance work of art which is based on the elements of dance. They will learn to perform turns, falls, balance and elevation with increasing control. They perform a range of dances, individually and with others, in a variety of styles (performance/choreographic/theatrical).

Students are required to keep a working journal of their progress as evidence of the work they participate in as well as observe performance and appreciation of peer and professional performance