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Dance Year 11 and 12

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​​​​​​​​​​​Pre-requisites​​​​

  • Minimum C result for semester one
  • Year 10 Dance, minimum C result for semester one
  • Year 10 English

Co-requisites​​​

​None​​​

Subject Descript​​​ion

Students will have the opportunity to study dance in various genres and styles, embracing a variety of cultural, societal and historical viewpoints integrating new technologies in all facets of the subject. Historical, current and emerging dance practices, works and artists are explored in global contexts an​d Australian contexts, including the dance of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students learn about dance as it is now and explore its origins across time and cultures.

Weekly workload in ​​​hours

4+ hours

Structure​

​​Unit 1
Unit 2​​
​Unit 3
Unit 4​​
​Moving bodies
​Moving through environments
Moving statements
​Moving my way
How does dance communicate meaning for different purposes and in different contexts?
​​How does the integration of the environment shape dance to communicate meaning?
​​How is dance used to communicate viewpoints?
How does dance communicate meaning for me?
Genres
  • ​Contemporary at least one other genre
Subject matter
  • ​​meaning, purpose and context
  • historical and cultural origins of focus genres
Genres
  • ​Contemporary at least one other genre
Subject matter
  • physical dance environments including site-specific dance
  • virtual dance environments ​
Genres
  • ​Contemporary at least one other genre
Subject matter
  • ​social, political and cultural influences on dance​
Genres
  • fusion of movement styles   
Subject matter
  • ​developing a personal movement style
  • personal viewpoints and influences on genre ​

Assessm​​ent

Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E). ​​

Summative assessment

Unit 3​​​
​Unit 4​​
​​​Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Project - folio
​​20%​​​

​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):​
Project - folio​

​​​35%​
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​Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Examination
​20%
​​Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
Examination — extended response ​


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Last reviewed 19 May 2021
Last updated 19 May 2021