Preparing for the ATAR Year 12 dance exam


ACHPER WA held a workshop on Friday 13th July to assist Secondary Dance students in preparing for the ATAR Dance exam.  Sixteen dance students and two teachers attended the workshop at Sacred Heart College in Sorrento.

3 experienced dancers took the students through:

  • A structured improvisation session: tips on what to do in the prep time, developing improvisation techniques and understanding the requirements of the task,
  • a set solo master class: understanding of spatial qualities, technical elements and nuance, and
  • an original Solo: how to make the solo original, defining good choreographic intent, and developing a written choreographic statement of intent

The Workshop also included a new practical interview session, where each student had the opportunity sit an interview to practice using dance language.

Thankyou to Sacred Heart for hosting the event.