Dance 7-10

Students learn movement principles, stylised techniques, an ability to express ideas creatively and how to analyse dance as a work of art.

Sample scope and sequence

The sample 200hr Stage 5 scope and sequence document provides teachers with an overview for programming and assessment in Years 9 and 10 dance.


Sample 200hr Stage 5 scope and sequence document (DOCX 81.87 KB)

Writing about performance

A Stage 5 resource to develop students' skills in writing critically, descriptively and reflectively about performance in dance and drama.

To access this resource visit writing about performance.

Knowledge and skills creative arts (KASCA) dance framework

The KASCA dance framework breaks down the core components of the elements of movement & dance, dance artforms and dance practices into a series of lesson sequences. All lesson sequences come with ready-to-use differentiated learning and teaching resources and are available in an online format in this section and as an e-book (PDF 5.5 MB) that can be downloaded to your smart device.

CApture student filmmaking resource

The CApture student filmmaking interactive resource guides Stage 5 creative arts students through the collaborative processes of filmmaking.

Teacher support guide for programming and assessment

A guide to support dance teachers in delivering CApture - a Stage 5 creative arts filmmaking resource.

CApture teacher support guide for programming and assessment in Stage 5 dance (DOCX 164 KB)

Dance and technology

The Stage 5 Dance and technology resource is a comprehensive program where students investigate how technology can transform dance, with a focus on creating a dance film.

The assessment task requires students to compose, film and edit a dance film. It can be used alongside the sample dance and technology program.

The following websites may be useful resources for teachers of dance.

Ballet companies operates as a springboard to more than 3000 international dance and ballet websites including sites devoted to ballet companies, styles of dance, societies, choreographers, historical links and notable dancers.

The Dance Instruction Manual page on Renaissance dance traces the development of dance from the Renaissance to the 20th century with reference to the changes in style, steps and etiquette. Also included are several hyperlinks to additional sources and references.

Explore Dance is a web magazine that explores trends and important ideas which lie at the heart of dance. It contains a variety of resources including articles and photo essays of artists such as Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey.

Student guided online learning sequences to support learning from home or in the classroom.

Students are guided in completing a short investigation and submitting a brief report and reflection

Further information and teaching support is available on NSW 7-10 dance Syllabus (2003).

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