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IB Dance Sample Syllabus

RESOURCE: IB Dance Sample Syllabus

IB Dance Sample Syllabus

  • The development of a comparative knowledge of several dance styles from more than one culture and/or tradition
  • Exploring dances, gaining both a physical and theoretical understanding
  • Composition and Analysis
  • The development of the creative aspect of making dances
  • Composing an original work
  • Performance Piece
  • The development of an understanding of and facility in performing dances
  • Movement skills appropriate to the dancer’s performance
  • Clarity in relationship to space, time, dynamics and movement qualities appropriate to the work
  • Communicative expression in relation to other performers and to the audience

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What is IB Dance?
1. Enjoy lifelong engagement with the arts

2. Become informed, reflective and critical practitioners in the arts

3. Understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts

4. Explore and value the diversity of the arts across time, place and cultures
5. Express ideas with confidence and competence

6. Develop perceptual and analytical skills.

7. Understand dance as a set of practices with their own histories and theories, and to understand that these practices integrate physical, intellectual and emotional knowledge

8. Experience dance as an individual and collective exploration of the expressive possibilities of bodily movement

9. Understand and appreciate mastery in various dance styles, traditions and cultures familiar and unfamiliar

10. Recognize and use dance to create dialogue among the various traditions and cultures in their school environment, their society and the world at large.



Typical Weekly Schedule:

  1. Technique Class: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern
  2. Rehearsal and Choreography
  3. Conditioning
  4. Development of individual choreography Project

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