Marsden High School is now offering Dance as an elective for years 9 and 10. The curriculum involves both practical and theory components. The main focus areas include:
- Performance - Developing technique and performance quality to communicate ideas through a variety of dance styles. Students develop understanding of dance as an art form and how the body moves safely, with an emphasis on the quality and efficiency of movement.
- Composition - Opportunities to create and structure movement to express and communicate ideas. Devising original and interesting ways for the body to respond.
- Appreciation - Involves describing and analysing dance as an expression of ideas within a social, cultural or historical context. Developing an understanding of why people dance, the messages they try to communicate and how this has changed throughout history.
Students may also get the chance to view an item from Sydney Dance company.