Integrated Arts/Performing Arts

Course Code: ALC 1OI
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: none

This course integrates two or more of the arts (dance and/or drama and/or music), giving students the opportunity to produce and present art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom.  Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges.



Course Code:
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: none

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.


Course Code:
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 9 or 10, Open

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in global dance genres. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.


Course Code:
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Dance, Grade 11 University/College
This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in global dance genres, and understanding of the dance sciences. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.