In the elective subject of dance students learn movement principles, stylised techniques, an ability to express ideas creatively and how to analyse dance as a work of art. They appreciate the dynamic cultural and historical role of dance through performance and composition.
Further information and teaching support is available on this page and the NSW 7-10 dance syllabus.
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 5.51MB) that can be downloaded to your smart device.
Elements of dance card game files
Elements of dance, movement, the compositional process and safe dance practice posters (PDF 1.87MB) are available to print and display in your classroom.
Sample unit – study of dance
The following sample unit introduces students to the study of dance as an art form. It is designed to be the first unit of work taught in Term 1 and expected to last approximately 4 weeks.
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.
Learning from home resources
Student guided online learning sequences to support learning from home or in the classroom
If you need further assistance with accessibility for any of these resources, please get in touch with us at SecondaryEducationUnit@det.nsw.edu.au