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Work Sample : Ali

Activity : Dance: Shape Dance

    Dance: Shape Dance - Ali : Grade Commentary

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Ali and partner have demonstrated an adequate level of competence in composing a dance sequence based on shapes. The written reflection provides a detailed description of the creative process. The routine is creative and has been well organised. There is evidence of an adequate level of competence in exploring, refining and organising movement and sound understanding of the elements of dance. Two of the four shapes do not seem to match those on the worksheet but the remaining two shapes have been interestingly created using two bodies to form one shape. Relationships have been effectively used but locomotor transitions need further development. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by students performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Dance
    Students perform dances from a range of contexts demonstrating movement and expressive qualities appropriate to the dance. They explore, refine and organise movement to convey meaning to an audience. They recognise and discuss how dance has various artistic and cultural contexts.
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