Objective of Dance LLP:
In delivering holistic education with values inculcation and development of 21st century competencies, the dancesport learning for life programme is designed with the following objectives:
- Inculcate values of respect, team spirit and self-discipline
- Instill social graciousness
- Develop self-confidence, determination, motivation and perseverance
- Develop leadership capacity through collaboration
Every dance form has its own personal style and rigour. The students will develop a variety of dance skills and will get the opportunity to even fuse different dance forms together. It allows students to be more creative and embrace the different flavours of dance forms and be empowered to come up with their own unique dance set of sequence.
Through different dance forms including Creative dance and Dancesport, students will learn about perseverance and self-motivation. Students can be encouraged to solve different sets of problems through different dance experimentation. It is important that students learn that if they do not succeed, they need to try again. Being able to make mistakes, ask for help, accept constructive feedback and make improvements are great skills to have. When they master a complicated movement, they have a sense of accomplishment that will encourage them to conquer other challenges throughout their lives.
Students strengthen their cognitive abilities and memory skills through learning different choreographies. They develop enhanced sensory awareness and learn nonverbal communication, which represents two thirds of all communication. Different dance forms help build self-confidence with each new dance steps they practice and master. It also enables students to develop interpersonal skills, which is vital to a child's cognitive development. When students are part of a group activity, such as a dance routine, they learn the importance of teamwork and develop skills to work successfully in a group setting. This helps students learn how to listen well, lead others and be patient.
Dancesport denotes competitive ballroom dancing, both a
demanding sport and a performing art. Its characteristics consist of physical
strength, agility, co-ordination, stamina, high level of fitness, discipline,
teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretation. Dancesport is a team sport
by nature and features total gender parity. The features of Dancesport allow us
to instill values in our students. Through the process, they learn to work with
their partners acquiring team spirit and be respectful of the opposite gender.
Students also develop discipline and perseverance through perfecting the dance
steps and honing the right character and attitude through the programme.
The programme consists of 3 tiers - Engage, Endeavour, Empower.
Engage – Curriculum Programme for All
All students go through 6 years of dances module in Performing Arts and Physical Education curriculum leading to the graduation ball at the end of Primary 6. Using the EDGE Approach, the programme is designed to achieved the objectives of the LLP.
Endeavour – Enrichment Programme for Selected Students
Students who have the aptitude are given the opportunities to further their interest in a one-year dancesport course.
Empower – CCA Programme
Students who have gone through the enrichment programme can then select to join Dancesport as their CCA.