Year 11 Dance Essentials

Course Description

In this course students will explore a variety of dance styles through practical and research tasks. This course will develop your collaborative skills, and the skills to overcome challenges as you create your own choreography, technique, and dance knowledge.  At times, students will be working in groups to produce choreography and performance pieces for an audience. Students wanting to take a full year of Dance will need to choose the  Year 11 Delve Deeper Dance course as well as this Dance Essentials course.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Team work 
  • Choreography - creating movement sequences to a brief.
  • Communication
  • Technique - Understanding specific body placement, including flexibility, strength and fitness.
  • Collaboration
  • Ensemble skills - having an awareness of yourself in relation to others and within a space.
  • Resilience
  • Analysis of a variety of dance genres/styles.
  • Literary skills (writing and research)


Resources Required

Folder or A4 book