The Arts: Dance
Years 7 and 8
Summary of task
Students were asked to use dance to explore an issue facing the youth of today in a four-week unit. They were assessed in a summative task that included making (choreography and performance) and responding. Students selected and organised the elements of dance, choreographic devices and form to communicate their choreographic intent regarding technology.
Students were asked to perform their choreography with confidence and clarity and with technical and expressive skills appropriate to the dance style. They were later asked to respond to the dance they made by identifying and analysing the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements they employed to communicate meaning and intent. At the end of the unit they performed using Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling! (2016) before their peers in class.
By the end of Year 8, students identify and analyse the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements in dances in different styles and apply this knowledge in dances they make and perform. They evaluate how they and others from different cultures, times and places communicate meaning and intent through dance.
Students choreograph dances, demonstrating selection and organisation of the elements of dance, choreographic devices and form to communicate choreographic intent. They choreograph and learn dances, and perform them with confidence and clarity, and with technical and expressive skills appropriate to the dance style.
Identifies the choreographic intent
Identifies the intent of the dance
Identifies the use of levels and directions
Identifies the use of the choreographic device of repetition
Identifies and analyses the use of transitions and movement to communicate meaning
Identifies and analyses the use of movement and levels to communicate the intent
Identifies and analyses the use of the choreographic device of repetition to communicate the intent