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Dance Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in June 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020

Stage 1 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: creative-explorations

Assessment Type 2: Creative Explorations

For a 10-credit subject, students present at least one creative work in the form of a performance or a composition.

For a 20-credit subject, students present at least two creative works. At least one of these should be a performance and at least one should be a composition.

Students explore and apply their dance understanding, skills, and techniques to develop, refine, and present their creative work.

A dance performance may be as a soloist or as part of a duo, trio, small group, or larger group. The creative works may be in different genres. A performance of one or more pieces should total a maximum of 5 minutes for each student.

A student may work collaboratively or individually to create a composition and may use one or more performers in the composition to communicate their choreographic intent. Each student should provide choreographic evidence of between 1 and 2 minutes. The student is not required to participate in the performance.

Students present their work as a live performance, film, artistic installation, or multimedia presentation.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • understanding dance
  • creating dance.