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Dance Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | creating-dance

Creating dance

In creating dance, students develop and extend their practical skills in choreography and performance. They apply their knowledge, understanding, skills, and techniques to perform and create choreographic works for a range of purposes and contexts.

Study in this strand includes, for example:

  • using the elements of dance (space, time, dynamics, and relationships) to communicate ideas through movement
  • learning effective communication skills in order to connect and communicate with the audience (e.g. facial expression, body language, gesture)
  • building original and manipulating known movement phrases to create innovative outcomes
  • using choreographic devices (e.g. motif and development) to explore imaginative possibilities
  • applying appropriate compositional form and structure (e.g. AB, ABA, rondo, narrative, collage, and theme and variation) to achieve aesthetic outcomes
  • applying innovative technologies in performance and choreography
  • collaborating with others to create and refine dance works and performance
  • demonstrating skills of improvisation for selection and refinement of movement phrases.