Year 9 Dance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Quinn

Recommended Prior Learning

   No prior dance knowledge is required.

The Year 9 option dance program is available to all Year 9 students regardless of ability or level of dance.
The course covers:

  • Introduction to dance terminology.
  • Dance history.
  • Introduction to choreography.
  • A range of styles and genres.

Students who take this course will spend the semester learning a range of dance styles including contemporary, Samoan sasa, and hip hop. They will have a number of opportunities to work in groups to develop their own choreography and perform in front of their peers. This course promises to be a fun, practical class in which students can be creative and express themselves.



Assessment Policy & Procedures

Year 10 Dance

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 Refillable Display book
Students are encouraged to bring thier own laptop.
Any associated workshop cost may be extra.

Assessment Information Students will have four assessments to complete over the semester. These will be as follows: -Group Choreography (Practical) -Performance (Practical) -Elements of Dance (Written and Practical) -Dance History (Written)
Pathway Tags

Drama and Dance: Teaching, Theatre Producer/Assistant, Comedian, Director, Promoter, Production Manager, Events Manager Dance: Dancer, Model Drama: Actor, Television Presenter, Lighting Technician, Entertainer, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Events Manager Dance: Dancer, Model Drama: Actor, Model

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