Making (80%)

In Year 9, Dance students are given further opportunities to choreograph using the elements of dance (BEST), choreographic devices and structures to develop choreographic intent. They build on and refine technical competence in their dance skills in specific dance styles (Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop). Students are given opportunities to present dance to an audience at South of Swan Dance Festival, focusing on retention and clarity of movement, projection, focus, expression and musicality.

Safe dance practices underlie all experiences, as students perform within their own body capabilities and work safely in groups.

Responding (20%)

Students use dance terminology, identify obvious key features and provide personal opinions. They further discuss the choreographer's use of the elements of dance, choreographic devices and structures, and design concepts for choreographic intent in the dances they make and view.

Students investigate the evolution of particular dance genres/styles (Musical Theatre).