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Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

For F–10 curriculum area advice to support remote learning, see Curriculum advice for remote and flexible learning for this curriculum area.

Overview of Dance

In Dance, students explore the elements of dance, skills, techniques and processes through the practices of choreography, performance and appreciation. Students use combinations of the elements of dance: space, time, dynamics and relationships, to communicate and express ideas and intentions through expressive and purposeful movement.

Learning in Dance involves students engaging in dance experiences drawn from a variety of genres and styles including theatrical, traditional, social, ritual and other current dance styles and forms.

Across F–10, students explore dance from a range of cultures, times and locations. As students learn about dance they broaden their experiences of dance genres and particular styles and use these as a springboard for their making and responding in Dance. They also consider how dance can communicate and challenge ideas about issues and concepts.

The Dance Curriculum  can be accessed on the Victorian Curriculum F-10 website.

To learn about key components of the Dance curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Dance


Margaret Arnold, Dance Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1681 or email the Dance Curriculum Manager   

Professional associations


This national organisation provides resources to support dance education, including the Safe Dance Guidelines.

AusDance Victoria