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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

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Course: Dance

Course No: 15070

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Projects developed for assessment in one subject are not to be used either in full or in part for assessment in any other subject.

Course Fee: $35.00 (Dance Sports Students Exempted)



Students undertake a study of Dance as an art form. There is an equal emphasis on the components of Performance, Composition and Appreciation in the study of Dance. Students studying Dance bring with them a wide range of prior dance experience.

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Preliminary Course

Physical training and preparation of the body is fundamental and of paramount importance to the course and informs all three components of the course.

Components to be completed are:

  • Performance         (40%)
  • Composition          (30%)
  • Appreciation          (30%)


HSC Course

Students continue common study in the three course components of Performance, Composition and Appreciation and undertake an in-depth study of dance in one of the Major Study components, either Performance, Composition, Appreciation or Dance and Technology.

Components to be completed are:

Core (60%)

  • Performance         (20%)
  • Composition          (20%)
  • Appreciation          (20%)

Major Study (40%)

  • Performance or Composition or Appreciation or Dance and Technology.



The interrelation of the course components is a major feature in the study of dance as an art form and is emphasised throughout both courses. The published Course Prescriptions, which may change in total or in part every two years, indicate works to be studied in the HSC Course in Core Appreciation and Major Study Appreciation.