HSC & High School Dance Program

This class aims for students to gain an understanding and insight to what high school dance offers. Some students may not have opportunity to study at their existing high schools’, therefore this is a perfect opportunity to further their dance journey. This class is open to any high school student interested in dance and the correlating components of composition, performance and appreciation. Regardless if you are studying dance HSC currently, or attend alternate dance studio, this class is open to anyone willing to further their dance journey.

We strongly value creating a space for students that expands their understanding in dance, flourish’s their strengths and abilities and provides a supportive environment for students from a range of dance backgrounds.

High school dance offers a journey of understanding dance as an art form. The study of dance as an art form in education is based on the study of three interrelated components: Performance, Composition and Appreciation. Students will benefit from the confidence of exploring composition, growing their performance skills and becoming confident with analysis and verbal skills. These skills will enhance and increase their confidence in their school classwork, ability to improvise and learn new repertoire.

Composition aims to develop student’s skills in creating dance works based on an idea. Students will develop their skills generating movement and organising movement to communicate a concept/intent. These sessions can include individual work, partner work and group activities.

Performance aims to develop students understanding dance technique and preparing their bodies physically for safe dance practice. Students will learn a range of contemporary repertoire and extend their skills of performance quality and safe execution of movement.

Appreciation aims to develop students skills in anaylsing dance as an art form by appreciating professional works and works created within the classroom.

Dance is a universal language, a natural method for learning and a basic form of cultural expression. It can be evoked when thoughts or emotions are too powerful for words to contain, a visual representation of cultures and aids development in sensory awareness and cognition.