The Year 9 Dance course consists of dance performance, choreography and the study of the history of dance in a variety of dance styles including Street Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, Theatrical Jazz, Latin, Bollywood, Irish, African and Classical Dance styles. Dance classes aim to increase student flexibility and strength through warm-up, develop technique and discipline through dance exercises and increase stage presence and confidence through performance and learning routines. Students are also given the opportunity to be taught by varying choreographers in dance workshops included in the course.
The structure of the Dance course allows for both beginners and advanced Dance students to be challenged equally. Each term commences with a different dance style focus. The course integrally is focused toward the Prendiville Dance Showcase, which takes place annually in Term 3. Throughout the year, students are also given several opportunities to choreograph and create their own dance works, increasing their ability to work collaboratively and perform their work for an audience.
The focus of this course is on practical work, however, students also develop their written skills in Dance through the study of the history of different dance styles, the skeletal and muscular systems, dance injuries and design elements in dance. Students will have the opportunity to attend live dance performances in theatres around Perth, to develop their analytical skills in dance.
Course Requirements: Students will be expected to perform at the Prendiville Dance Showcase in Term 3. Students will also require the Prendiville Dance uniform for each Dance class. This is available from the Uniform Shop.
Course Length: 2 periods per week for one year. This course leads to Year 10 as well as both ATAR and General Courses in Year 11 and 12.
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