Teacher in Charge: Ms S. AllpressRecommended Prior Learning
Previous learning from Junior Dance and Level 1 Dance is useful but not essential if you have prior studio training in any specific dance styles.
Experience dancing in the school production dance troupe or within cultural dance groups will be an advantage.
A good track record of attendance is essential due to the collaborative nature of much of the work undertaken. If unsure of your experience level, please see HOD Drama and Dance Ms. Allpress.
This is a largely practical course with the focus on exploring the elements of dance, choreographic devices, and developing performance technique. Choreographic processes will be explored as will the movement vocabulary and conventions associated with a specified dance style. A specific dance work will be studied and examined in the external exam.
There may be opportunity for students to gain extra dance credits through involvement as dancers and or choreographers in the school production and through participation in the Lynfield Cultural Festival.
Where possible and appropriate, learning from different achievement standards will be integrated into a single learning context or theme. This may include performance and choreography undertaken through extracurricular involvement.
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