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Core Performance | What are you marked on? | HSC Dance


Core Performance, it seems like a simple enough task as a dancer. Learn a dance and then perform it. Sounds pretty simple ... right? Honestly, it kind of is, but it also has so much more substance than that.


Core Performance has TWO different components that you are marked on. The first component is technique and the second is performance quality. Most dancers think that 'studio technique' is the same as technique taught in a classroom setting at high school. Depending on who is teaching you out side of school, this is generally false. The technique that most of your studio teachers educate you in is vastly different to that of the standard of NESA. This has to do with the idea of safe dance and how the application of correct theoretical knowledge to the body assists with the performance of skills.


HSC Dance is focused on the safe application of dance through both technique and performance quality. The markers will look at how you perform body skills in relation to both technique and the application of the elements of dance. The consistency of your performance is important, as well as level of difficulty. Dancers must work within their limitations, where a lot of dancers try to push themselves beyond that. This often results in the performance of incorrect and unsafe dance technique. Working beyond your limitations often compromises the lines of a dancer, therefore, aesthetically is a detriment to a dancers performance.


The marking criteria for Core Pe