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Dance Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in June 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 1 performance standards for Dance can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 44KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Understanding Dance  Creating Dance  Responding to Dance 

A

In-depth knowledge and understanding of dance practices.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of appropriate language and terminology relevant to the dance context. 

Highly proficient and sustained application of dance skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.

Coherent and sustained communication of innovative choreographic intent to an audience through composition or performance. 

Sophisticated reflection on personal development as a dance practitioner.

Thorough investigation into dance from different cultures, historical periods, or dance traditions. 

B

Detailed knowledge and understanding of dance practices.

Detailed knowledge and understanding of appropriate language and terminology relevant to the dance context. 

Proficient application of dance skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.

Clear communication of choreographic intent to an audience with some innovation through composition or performance. 

Detailed reflection on personal development as a dance practitioner.

Comprehensive investigation into dance from different cultures, historical periods, or dance traditions.

C

Appropriate knowledge and understanding of dance practices.

Adequate knowledge and understanding of appropriate language and terminology relevant to the dance context. 

Generally competent application of dance skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.

Competent communication of choreographic intent to an audience with elements of innovation through composition or performance.

Competent reflection on personal development as a dance practitioner.

Competent investigation into dance from different cultures, historical periods, or dance traditions. 

D

Some knowledge and understanding of dance practices.

Some knowledge and understanding of appropriate language and terminology relevant to the dance context.

Basic application of dance skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.

Some communication of choreographic intent to an audience through composition or performance. 

Basic reflection on personal development as a dance practitioner.

Limited investigation into dance from different cultures, historical periods, or dance traditions.

E

Awareness of some basic knowledge and understanding of dance practices.

Awareness of some basic knowledge and understanding of appropriate language and terminology relevant to the dance context. 

Emerging application of dance skills using safe dance practices and techniques in presenting and/or creating dance works.

Attempted communication of an aspect of choreographic intent to an audience through composition or performance. 

Superficial reflection on personal development as a dance practitioner.

Attempted investigation into dance from different cultures, historical periods, or dance traditions.