In addition to the overarching aims of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, dance knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students develop:

  • body awareness and technical and expressive skills to communicate through movement confidently, creatively and intelligently
  • choreographic and performance skills and appreciation of their own and others’ dances
  • aesthetic, artistic and cultural understanding of dance in past and contemporary contexts as choreographers, performers and audiences
  • respect for and knowledge of the diverse purposes, traditions, histories and cultures of dance by making and responding as active participants and informed audiences.