Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Practise and refine technical skills to develop proficiency in genre- and style-specific techniques (ACADAM022)

  • practising techniques used to perform increasingly complex dances of different genres and styles
  • identifying and analysing dance styles and traditions and applying knowledge of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to execute movements safely and prevent injury to themselves and others
  • refining technical skills in response to self-reflection to develop control, accuracy, strength, balance, alignment, flexibility, endurance, coordination and articulation
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How successful were the dancers in conveying the choreographer’s stated intent?
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Dance genres


Musical theatre – dance

Explore dance in musical theatre, including dance technique and the elements of dance as influenced by performance and theatrical style.


Let's Fosse!

Let’s Fosse is a jazz dance tutorial that is designed for students in Stage 4 and 5 dance. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the Fosse dance style.



Learn an upbeat hip hop routine from the 2019 Schools Spectacular. Explore dance technique in the performance of a specific dance style and utilise a variety of spatial, temporal and dynamic features in a dance.


West African dance

Students perform, reflect and appreciate dance with a West African cultural context.


Don't stop me now

Students apply the elements of dance as they learn, perform and analyse jazz dance.


Bollywood time!

Learn movement sequences with a Bollywood influence.


The Nutcracker: primary and secondary school resources

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. In this re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker, the story of Clara is transported to 1950s Australia where the once famous Russian ballerina is reflecting on her past life and its triumphs and travails ...


NGV Asian art

This is a series of PDF and multimedia resources that illustrate and interpret examples of Asian art. Intended primarily for teachers of Foundation through to year 10, the series consists of c.45 two-page PDFs with text and images that include paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures, and 11 multimedia resources that ...


The Mughal Court paintings

This is an enlargeable image of a Mughal Court painting (1560-1858) from a Bhagavata Purana showing a battle between Krishna and the fire-headed demon Mura. The Bhagavata Purana is a collection of Hindu devotional stories in Sanskrit, illustrating the stories of Krishna in human form. Accompanying the image is information ...