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Dance

Courses:

ATC1OO Grade 9, Dance, Open

This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and significance of dance within the global community.

ATC2OO Grade 10, Dance, Open

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.
Prerequisite: None

ATC3OO Grade 11, Dance, Open

This course emphasizes the development of students’ movement vocabulary relating to global dance genres, and of their understanding of the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will research and explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills developed in dance can be applied in a wide range of careers. They will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation and presentation, and reflect on how studies in the dance arts affect personal identity.
Prerequisite: None

ATC3MO Grade 11, Dance, University/College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in global dance genres. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 9 or 10, Open

ATC4MO Grade 12, Dance, University/College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in global dance genres, and understanding of the dance sciences. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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