Supporting the principles of the IB mission statement, which aims to foster student appreciation of diverse world cultures and traditions, the IB Dance course develops knowledge and awareness of the body through the mastery of various dance techniques, genres, styles, traditions and cultures familiar and unfamiliar. It is designed to offer students the opportunity to build on their prior experience in dance while encouraging a broad approach to performance, composition and analysis. Students specialising in Dance will embrace an holistic approach in learning to use the body skilfully and creatively to express and communicate ideas of their own and others.
Students will be encouraged to be creative, inquisitive and reflective as they acquire technical and expressive skills, knowledge and understanding of compositional craft along with analytical and critical thinking skills.
It is an expectation that students entering the QACI Dance program have been enrolled in an accredited dance syllabus course (RAD, Cecchetti, ATOD, CSTD) and continue to participate in a minimum of 3 structured classes per week either in the style of ballet, contemporary or jazz.
The QACI Dance program offers students extensive opportunities to work with industry professionals to develop as creative makers and performers of dance. Students will be extended beyond the classroom experience by collaborating with guest artists to create new work and by being exposed to the works of Australian and international independent artists and dance companies. Students will also have a variety of opportunities to collaborate with other QACI Arts students to work on cross-discipline projects.
Together with other like-minded and aspiring young artists, students will accelerate and refine their dance training and choreographic skills to develop their own unique style and movement vocabulary along with creating new and innovative work.
Students studying Dance will:
- Develop proficient knowledge and awareness of the body through the mastery of various dance techniques, genres, styles, traditions and cultures familiar and unfamiliar
- Acquire composition and analytical skills for creative expression and communicating ideas through choreography
- Understand dance as a set of practices with their own the histories and theoretical frameworks that integrate physical, intellectual and emotional knowledge
- Develop perceptual and analytical skills.