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Drama and Dance Courses 107
Drama and Dance Courses

Ontario Curriculum - Grades 9 and 10

Ontario Curriculum - Grades 11 and 12

The following courses are offered at Keswick High School. Courses will run in a given year based on student course requests and staff availability. 

Grade 9                                     ​                             

  • ATC 1O1 - Dance
  • ADA 1O1 - ​Dramatic Arts​​​     

Grade 10

  • ATC 2O1 - Dance
  • ATP 2O1 - Dance Performance​ 
  • ADA 2O1 - Dramatic Arts

Grade ​11​ 

  • ATC3M1 - Dance
  • ADA 3M1 - ​Dramatic Arts, Introduction to Acting and Directing, Part 1

Grade 12

  • ATC 4M1 - Dance
  • ATD 4M1 - Dance Composition​
  • ADA 4M1 - Dramatic Arts, Introduction to Acting and Directing, Part 2​

Prerequisite Course Chart For Dance​

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Prerequisite Course Chart For Drama

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Dance, Grade 9, ATC 1O1
This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations.  Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and  significance of dance within the global community.

Prerequisite:  None

Drama, Grade 9, ADA 1O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyze​ drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
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. 

Prerequisite:  None

This course is offered only to those students who have taken grade 9 dance (ATC1O1).  It is designed to continue the learning established from the grade 9 course with a focus on performance-based training. 
Prerequisite:  Dance Grade 9 - ATC 1O1

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.
Prerequisite:  None

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in dance genres from around the world.  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.

Prerequisite:  Dance, Grade 9 or 10, Open

This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyze the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.

Prerequisite:  Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the  world, and understanding of dance science. 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.

Prerequisite:  Dance, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This composition course is designed to foster creative and imaginative exploration in the area of movement and choreography.  Using the elements of dance and composition students will investigate the many possibilities of movement composition. The course will consist of improvisational exercise individual and group choreography projects, viewing of choreography by established dance artists, and personal reflection regarding the process of  making art.

Prerequisite:  Dance Grade 12 - ATC 4M1

This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods.  Students will interpret dramatic literature and other texts and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting.  Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyze​ how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.

Prerequisite:  Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 


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