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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Apprenticeship and Exploration in the Performing Arts (Dance)

Apprenticeship and Exploration in the Performing Arts (Dance) is one of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Creative Movements
    • Principles regarding the relation of the body to the mind and soul
  • Dance Improvisation
    • Local traditional industries that are on the verge of extinction
    • Heritage sites and architectural landmarks
    • Nature
    • The works of local artists and masters
  • Dance Composition
    • Movement style
    • Music and theatrical staging
  • Dance Fusion
    • Philippine folk and popular dance

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Exploring movement through music
  • Using body movements to communicate an image, idea, or a feeling
  • Researching about traditional industries and heritage landmarks
  • Exploring movement using improvisational techniques
  • Analyzing dance studies
  • Conceptualizing a story and breaking it down into dance sections
  • Exploring movement with peers using compositional elements
  • Analyzing and refining dance plans
  • Designing and executing minimal sets, costumes, and props
  • Preparing class run-throughs and rehearsals
  • Choreographing a dance that merges traditional and modern styles

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the arts and design career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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