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Taking a Chance on Dance

Taking a Chance on Dance

This course focuses on the aesthetic aspect of dance by engaging students in a whole experience, intending to enrich them as people, dancers and makers of dance through the “three key learning processes: making, performing and appreciating”. It involves learning to perform and create dance, learning to appreciate and appraise dance and using dance to support cognitive learning, contextualisation and critical thinking.

Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to:

1. master the characteristics of various dance styles and understand the underlying principles common to dance movements such as body positions, spatial patterns, kinesthetic awareness, dynamics and movement qualities in performing, making and appreciating dance;

2. demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of the arts of dance, performance etiquette and stage terminology in relation to historical, cultural, and personal perspectives;

3. apply decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills in creating, organising and composing dances to demonstrate clear dance forms or structures and be able to communicate ideas, moods, feelings and themes through dance;

4. cultivate critical responses, ability of appreciation and creative thinking skills in performing, making and appreciating dance;

5. demonstrate teamwork skills, personal responsibility and positive values during the choreographic and making process; and

 6. develop self-understanding for further studies and career development in the related field.

jazz dance
modernchinese dance
hip hop dance


Course Overview
Course Structure
Course Synopsis and Teaching & Learning

Introduction Video: 

"Achieve Your Dream" Video 

Introduction of "Taking a Chance on Dance" and "The Essentials of Theatre Arts"

Galleries - Student Performance

Video: Student Performance - Modern Dacnce

Student Performance - Jazz Dacnce


Video: Student Graduation Show - Chinese Dance

Student Graduation Show - Hip Hop Dance

Student Graduation Show - Jazz Dance