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Grade 9 – Dance (ATC10)

Grade 9 Overall Expectations:

Creating, Presenting and Performing

The Creative Process: use the creative process, the elements of dance, and a variety of sources to develop movement vocabulary

Choreography and Composition: combine the elements of dance in a variety of ways in composing individual and ensemble dance creations

Dance Techniques: demonstrate an understanding of the dance techniques and movement vocabularies of a variety of dance forms from around the world

Performance: apply dance presentation skills in a variety of contexts and performances

Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing

The Critical Analysis Process: use the critical analysis process to reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ dance works and activities

Dance and Society: demonstrate an understanding of how societies present and past use or have used dance, and of how creating and viewing dance can benefit individuals, groups, and communities

Connections Beyond the Classroom: demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in dance arts


Physiology and Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of, and use the correct terminology when referring to, the physiology of movement as it relates to dance

Contexts and Influences: demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical origins and development of dance forms, including their influence on each other and on society

Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of safe, ethical, and responsible personal and interpersonal practices in dance activities