Communicating ideas through dance

Years 11 and 12 dance
Creative Class Dance

This class focuses on the understanding of the compositional process as students work towards their HSC.

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Learning intentions

  • identify the use of the elements of dance in dance composition  
  • analyse the choreographer’s choice of movement to reflect the concept and intent 
  • interpret the choreographer’s organisation of the movement as it relates to the concept and intent  
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the choreographic choices to communicate the concept and intent.


Dance Stage 6 Syllabus


  • P1.1: understands dance as the performance and communication of ideas through movement and in written and oral form.
  • P1.3: develops the skills of dance through performing, composing and appreciating dance.
  • P3.1: identifies the elements of dance composition.


  • H1.2: performs, composes and appreciates dance as an artform. 
  • H3.1: identifies and selects the appropriate elements of composition/choreography in response to a specific concept/intent. 
  • H3.3: recognises and values the role of dance in achieving individual expression.