The following preliminary task consists of a practical component and written self-evaluation of the dance performance.
- P1.1 understands dance as the performance and communication of ideas through movement and in written and oral form
- P1.2 understands the use of dance terminology relevant to the study of dance as an art form
- P2.3 recognises the importance of the application of safe dance practice
- P2.4 demonstrates appropriate skeletal alignment, body part articulation, strength, flexibility, agility and coordination
- P2.5 performs combinations, phases and sequences with due consideration of safe dance practices.
Dance stage 6 syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2009
Perform a movement sequence derived from class work and video the performance.
Submit a written self-evaluation of performance from the video that:
- identifies two body skills within the video performance and outlines the correct alignment for the safe performance
- outlines the safe dance considerations made in the performance of these two skills from the video.
Submit a 500 word written report that:
- defines a safe dance practice
- outlines the importance of warm-up and safe methods of stretching.
Submit a journal containing weekly entries that:
- document safe dance and alignment considerations
- reflect on body limitations and strategies to improve techniques.
Answer a viva voce question of two parts:
- discuss the importance of the warm-up and technique class
- demonstrate one stretch and one technique exercise and discuss their importance in preparation for performance.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
- demonstrate the application of safe dance practice to dance technique in performance
- demonstrate an understanding of safe dance practice in written and oral reports
- develop a dance vocabulary.
These marking guidelines require an on-balance judgement of student achievement across the various components of the assessment task.
- Sustains a skilled performance – demonstrating alignment, strength, articulation, flexibility, agility, coordination and consistent application of safe dance practice.
- Demonstrates a clear understanding of safe dance practice through written evaluations, reports, journal reflection and viva voce.
- Structures written and oral responses with accurate detail and appropriate terminology.
- Presents performance that may demonstrate some inconsistencies in alignment, strength, articulation, flexibility, agility and coordination and application of safe dance practice.
- Demonstrates an understanding of safe dance practice through written evaluations, reports, journal reflection and viva voce.
- Attempts to structure written and oral responses. Descriptions and explanations are sometimes inconsistent in their accuracy and use of terminology.
- Presents a limited dance demonstrating a lack of control of alignment, strength, articulation, coordination and major inconsistencies in the application of safe dance practice.
- Demonstrates a superficial and limited understanding of safe dance practice in response to written and oral tasks such as listing some aspects of safe dance practice without definition, demonstrating a warm-up without linking it to performance.
- Basic information listed in written and oral responses with limited use of terminology.
- Moves with minimal awareness of alignment, strength and articulation and/or major inconsistencies in the application of safe dance practice.
- Provides little or no response to written and oral tasks.
- Inaccurate information in written and oral responses.