‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul’ by Martha Graham
Dance is expressive movement with purpose and form. Through Dance, students represent, question and celebrate human experience, using movement as the medium for personal, social, emotional, physical and cultural communication.
Active participation as dancers, choreographers and audiences promotes wellbeing and social inclusion. Learning in and through Dance enhances students’ knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures and contexts and develops their personal, social and cultural identity. (SCSA 2017)
Dance knowledge and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- develop confidence to become innovative and creative dancers to communicate meaning through body awareness, technical dance skills and performance skills
- apply the elements of dance and choreographic skills through group processes to create dance that communicates meaning to an audience
- develop aesthetic, artistic and cultural appreciation of dance in past and contemporary contexts as choreographers, performers and audience members
- develop respect for, and knowledge of, the diverse purposes, traditions, histories and cultures of dance by making and responding as active participants and informed audiences.