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Practise and refine technical skills in style-specific techniques


  • improving performance by extending their own movement vocabulary when learning dance styles, such as hip hop and street dance, jazz, and ballet (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • Considering viewpoints - cultures: For example - What is the cultural context in which this dance was developed, or in which it is viewed, and what does it signify? What are the stylistic differences in hip hop performances from different countries including Asia, Europe and the USA? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • extending technical competence such as control, coordination, accuracy, alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and articulation when moving, in response to self, peer and/or teacher feedback (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • applying safe dance practice strategies in consideration of their own body’s and others’ capabilities when performing a specific dance style, for example, identifying the musculoskeletal system and linking to alignment (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • analysing and practising technical skills used in dances from different cultures to develop and appreciate music used for dance and movements, and demonstrating an awareness of protocols (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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