Performing Arts Department - Dance

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Dance (P1 – P6)

Curriculum Objectives
The Dance curriculum provides opportunities for SISHK students to explore and express moods and ideas symbolically through movement. It develops physical, creative, imaginative, emotional and intellectual capacities as well as a range of technical skills and the ability to improve their performance.

 

Curriculum Structure

P1      Ballet
P2      Chinese Dance
P3      Christmas Fair Performance
           Repertory
P4      Contemporary Dance
P5      Dance Theatre
P6      Site-Specific Dance

Through the exploration in different types of dance, to develop a broad range of personal learning and thinking skills that help children improve their performance in school and life.

Physically,

  • develops coordination, control, strength, stamina, mobility and flexibility;
  • encourages physical confidence and enjoyment in moving;
  • develops a responsible attitude to health and fitness; and
  • helps make connections between physical and emotional well-being.

 Artistically,

  • develops creative thought and action;
  • develops a sense of performance and audience;
  • provides opportunities for appreciating and collaborating with other art forms; and
  • develops kinesthetic, spatial and visual awareness.

 Personally,

  • provides enjoyment, motivation, aspiration and achievement;
  • develops self-confidence and self-esteem;
  • develops the ability to respond creatively to challenge; and
  • develops the determination to succeed.

 Socially,

  • develops skills to work with others to solve problems and achieve goals;
  • develops the ability to lead and be led and to take on different roles (performer, choreographer, audience);
  • provides the opportunity to contribute ideas and share in the creative process; and
  • develops the ability to discuss, negotiate, listen and give and receive feedback.

 

Teacher Bio

Bobbi Chen was a professional dance artist from Singapore and received her Master degree in Dance Choreography in Hong Kong. She had toured internationally and performed various memorable roles. Bobbi had assumed many memorable performances and commented as an exquisite and dramatic performer by Singapore media and Arts critic.

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As an Educator, Bobbi is also actively involved in several arts outreach programs such as Community project for low-income at-risk Youth (Singapore), Arts Appreciation workshop with the senior citizen; Art Education Program in School as well as other social and cultural organizations with the company in Singapore. 

Bobbi has enjoyed collaborating with filmmakers, visual artists, architects, composers, scientists and various media artists. Her creative works are Tabula Bursa (2010), under NUS Dance Festival Singapore, Connect and Detect (2012), a commissioned work by the Singapore Contact Dance Festival, collaborative productions Sky of Nepal (2013); Du-The Cycle of Life (2013); The Act of Memory (2014); Dance film The Post Modern Aunt (2014); What if (2015)Voices, the Artist an Mentor (2015)Being Mortal (2015); Intersection Voices (2016) and to name a few. Bobbi has also Choreography and Performed in several Feature and Dance films.

 

AY17/18 Dance Assessment Structure (Primary)

Level

Semester Assessment 1
(T2W5 & 6)

Semester Assessment 2
(T4W5 & 6)

Mark Scheme

P1-P2
Assessment

  • Develop Body awareness
  • Moves with control
  • Quick Respond
  • Demonstrates spatial awareness
  • Works collaboratively
  • Performs in front of an audience
  • Demonstrate movement precision
  • Move with expression
  • Works collaboratively and creatively
  • Perform in front of an audience
  • Able to use props as part of the body (P2)
Holistic Report

P3
Assessment

100 marks 100 marks

A* (85-100)

A (75-84)

B (65-74)

C (55-64)

D (0-54)

X: absent

  • Christmas Fair Dance Performance (50 marks)
  • Process understanding in group rehearsal in class (40 marks)
  • Journal (10 marks)
  • In Class Performance - Rhythmic Dance (50 marks)
  • Develop understanding of dance rhythm through group rehearsal in class (40 marks)
  • Journal (10 marks)

P4
Assessment

100 Marks 100 Marks
  • In Class Performance – Daily Dancing (50 marks)
  • Process – Demonstrate conceptual understanding and group rehearsal in class (40 marks)
  • Journal (10 marks)
  • In Class Performance - Dynamic Dance (50 marks)
  • Process – Demonstrate understanding of dance dynamic through group rehearsal in class (40 marks)
  • Journal (10 marks)
P5
Assessment
100 Marks  
Dance Theatre
  • Process – Development on character, story through group rehearsal in class
  • (50 marks)
  • In class Performance - Dance Theatre (30 Marks)
  • Journal (20 marks)
 

P6
Assessment

  100 marks
  Site-Specific Performance
  • Site-Specific Performance - Video Review (50 marks)
  • Process – Demonstrate conceptual understanding through planning, developing and group rehearsals in class & on site (40 marks)
  • Journal (10 marks)