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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 | responding-to-dance

Responding to dance

In responding to dance, students analyse how meaning is communicated in their own and others’ work, including work from a range of cultural perspectives and artistic and industry innovators. They select and reflect on strategies to develop and refine their own performances and dance works, and those of others.

Students build confidence in using appropriate terminology, strengthening their dance literacy to discuss key elements of performance and choreography.

In this strand students may, for example:

  • reflect on their own performance and identify areas for improvement through analysis of recordings
  • discuss an individual’s contribution to group performance
  • analyse the performance and choreography of peers or industry innovators or professionals
  • refine their own practical dance skills or choreography.