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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Course: Dance        Faculty: CAPA        Course Fees: $35.00

Impact on Stage 6: N/A

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ELECTIVE SUBJECT

Dance is an elective course for people with an interest in dance or who would like to learn to dance. This course also caters for people who already have dance skills and wish to extend their dance knoledge.

The course consists of practical dancing, dance making and theoretical studies. It covers a variety of dance styles including contemporary, jazz and classical ballet.

Dance students are expected to purchase the school dance uniform, leotard and tights for practical lessons and a book for theory work.

As part of the course, students take part in a variety of field trips. These involve observing professional dance performances, participation in school dance festivals and public performances.

 

MAIN FOCUS AREAS

The course consists of practical dancing, dance making and theoretical studies. It covers a variety of dance styles including contemporary, jazz and classical ballet.

 

OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrates enhanced dance technique applied to safe dance practice.
  • Demonstrates an enhanced understanding of performance quality through performing.
  • Explores dance composition as the basis for the communication of ideas.
  • Understands the socio-historic context in which dance exists.
  • Demonstrates the skills of gathering, classifying and recording information about dance.