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VCE Dance: Unit 1

In this unit, students explore the potential of the body as an instrument of expression. They learn about and develop technical and physical skills.

Students discover the diverse range of expressive movement by exploring body actions and commence the process of developing personal movement vocabulary.

   
 
 

Knowledge of physiology, including care and maintenance of the body, is applied to the execution of body actions through the safe use of technical and physical skills. Students develop and perform movement studies and dances with unified compositions created through a range of movement creation processes. They discuss cultural influences on their own dance backgrounds, and on the expressive intentions and movement vocabulary in their own dances.

 

Area of Study 1: Dance Perspectives

   

This area of study focuses on the definition and documentation of chereographers expressive intentions, movement creation processes resulting in expressive body actions, and the technical and physical skills required to safely execute these expressive body actions. Students learn about ways of defining an expressive intention, analyse and document cultural influences on their own dance-making and consider expressive intentions used by other choreographers. They also learn about ways of documenting movement - for example, through the use of annotated drawings and/or sketches, written descriptions using dance terminology and/or notation.

In this area of study the terms 'choreographers' can be understood as one or more choreographers.

 
 

Area of Study 2: Choreography and Performance

   

This area of study focuses on the choice and development of expressive intention and the exploration and safe use of body actions to communicate an expressive intention when creating dance works. Students use processes such as improvisation, selection, arrangement, refinement and evaluation to explore their chosen expressive intention and develop personal movement vocabulary for the creation of a solo or group dance work. They also study ways of structuring and developing a unified composition and develop solo and/or goup improvisation skills.

 

 

Area of Study 3: Dance Technique and Performance

   

This area of study focuses on developing students' capacity to expressively execute a range of body actions through the safe use of technical and physical skills. Students learn, rehearse and perform a solo or goup dance work which communicates an expressive intention. Student dance technique is developed through regular and systematic training, focusing on personal and learnt movement vocabulary.

In this area of study the terms 'choreographers' can be understood as one or more choreographers.

 

 

Area of Study 4: The Body (Physiology and Maintenance)

   

This area of study focuses on developing an understanding of the safe use, maintenance and physiology of the dancer's body. Students also develop an understanding of alignment principles - for example, the integrated engagement of the muscles of the abdomen to create the core stability needed to facilitate safe placement of the pelvis and spine, thus enabling ease of movement and efficient use of energy through the torso. Students also study methods of developing technical and physical skills which incorporate safe dance practices. Knowledge and skills from this area of study should be integrated into all other areas of study.

 


Assessment

The award of satisfactory completion for a Unit is based on a decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes specified for the Unit. This decision will be based on the teacher's assessment of the student's overall performance on assessment tasks designated for the Unit.

The key knowledge and skills listed for each outcome should be used as a guide to a course design and the development of learning activities. The key knowledge and skills do not constitute a checklist and such an approach is not necessary or desirable for determining the achievement of outcomes. The elements of key knowledge and skills should not be assessed seperately.

Assessment tasks must be a part of the regular teaching and learning program and must not unduly add to the workload associated with that program. They must be completed mainly in class and within limited timeframe. Teachers should select a variety of assessment tasks for their assessment program to reflect the key knowledge and skills being assessed and to provide for different learning styles.

For this Unit, students are required to demonstrate achievement of four outcomes. As a set, these outcomes encompass all areas of study. Demonstration of achievement of Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be based on the student's performance on a selection of assessment tasks. Where teachers allow students to choose between tasks, they must ensure that the tasks they set are of comparable scope and demand.

Assessment tasks for this Unit are:

 

Outcome 1

   

Report/s in one of the following formats:
- Written
- Oral
- Multimedia.

 
 

Outcome 2

   

A solo or group dance work choreographed and performed by the student/s that communicates an expressive intention; and
- Complete structured solo and/or group improvisations.

 

 

Outcome 3

   

A performacne of a learnt solo or group dance work.

 

 

Outcome 4

   

Report/s in one of the following formats:
- Written
- Oral
- Multimedia.

 

At least one of the assessment tasks for Outcome 1 or Outcome 4 must be completed in written format.

 

VCE Dance Unit 1

 

VCE Dance Unit 2

 

VCE Dance Unit 3

 

VCE Dance Unit 4

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