VCE Dance is taken over four Units.
Unit 1 & 2 in Yr 11.
Unit 3 & 4 in Yr 12.
If you are wanting to take Unit 1 in Year 10 or begin the course in Unit 2 or 3 these variations can be possible, please contact Cara Mitchell to discuss.
Below: Some of the works and choreographers we study in VCE Dance, including Jerome Robbins West Side Story, Fokine's Les Sylphides, Mats Ek's Smoke, Bob Fosse's Rich Man's Frug, Gene Kelly's Newspaper Dance and Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
What is Vce dance about?
VCE Dance is about learning how to choreograph, the study is designed to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form. Focusing on the development of dance technique, personal movement vocabulary, choreography and analysis, students create and perform their own dance works while analysing the dance works of others.
"Dance is the language of movement. It is the realisation of the body’s potential as an instrument of expression. Throughout history and in different cultures, people have explored the dancer’s ability to communicate and give expression to social and personal experience. The study of dance provides the opportunity to explore the potential of movement as a medium of creative expression through practical and theoretical approaches.
VCE Dance is designed to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of dance as an art form that is based on innovation, creativity and spontaneity, as well as the investigation and communication of ideas, themes and concepts. In the study students use sources of inspiration to generate, choreograph and present performances of complete dance works.
VCE Dance prepares students to be creative, innovative, skilled and productive contributors to the art form, as well as discerning, reflective and critical viewers. It provides pathways to training and tertiary study in dance performance and dance criticism."
Source: Rationale VCE Dance Study Design 2014-18
For more information on each unit, please follow this link: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vce/dance/DanceSD-2014.pdf