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Dance Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Synthesises extensive knowledge, understanding and skill, through the appreciation of dance as an artform, which is communicated in movement, written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrates outstanding dance technique, performance quality, interpretation and heightened anatomical awareness.
  • Demonstrates a high level of problem solving using the elements of composition/choreography to communicate concepts/intent in a personal style.
  • Demonstrates in well structured text and in oral form the outstanding ability to analyse information, present ideas and make discriminating judgements.

Band 5

  • Sustains a high level of knowledge, understanding and skill through the acknowledgment of dance as an artform which is communicated in movement, written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrates a high level of dance technique, performance quality, interpretation and anatomical awareness.
  • Successfully demonstrates problem solving using the elements of composition/choreography, to communicate concepts/intent in a personal style.
  • Demonstrates in well structured text and in oral form a high level of ability to analyse information, present ideas and make competent judgements.

Band 4

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge, understanding and skill, through the awareness of dance as an artform, which is communicated in movement, written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrates a sound level of dance technique, performance quality, interpretation and anatomical awareness.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use problem solving in composition/choreography to present concepts/intent in a personal style.
  • Demonstrates in clear, structured text and in oral form the ability to present information and ideas and make judgements.

Band 3

  • Shows basic knowledge, understanding and skill through dance as an artform which is presented in movement, written and oral forms.
  • Shows a basic level of dance technique and performance quality.
  • Shows a basic level of problem solving in composition and choreography and present movement in a personal style.
  • Comprehends information and presents ideas in text and oral forms.

Band 2

  • Indicates some knowledge, understanding and skill, relative to dance as an artform, which are presented in movement and/or written and/or oral forms.
  • Demonstrates at a limited level some dance technique and performance quality.
  • Demonstrates at a simple level, some elements of composition in a personal style.
  • Recounts some information which is presented in text and oral forms.

Band 1

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