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Dance / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use fundamental movement skills to develop technical skills when practising dance sequences (ACADAM002)

Elaborations
  • practising and responding to a range of fundamental movements to music, for example, walking, running, marching, galloping, skipping, crawling (locomotor); bending, stretching, twisting, turning (non-locomotor)
  • practising fundamental movements to begin to develop technical skills of body control, posture, strength, balance and coordination, and responding to teacher’s feedback
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – How are you communicating the ideas or intention in this dance? forms and elements: Which levels are you using in your dance?
  • developing awareness of and taking responsibility for safe dance practices, for example, being aware of self and others in the dance space, moving with care, respecting others dancing in the space; awareness of the boundaries of the dance space; awareness of their bodies’ needs, for example, getting a drink after dance activities for hydration
  • recognising and accepting a teacher’s or classmates’ constructive feedback
ScOT terms

Fundamental movement skills,  Movement sequences

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Classroom warm up activities

This sequence of guided dance warm-up videos is led by The Australian Ballet’s Dance Education Ensemble. The videos are designed to get students moving and encourage safe dance practice in the classroom. The videos are self-explanatory and can be used in sequence or individually as part of movement based activities in dance ...

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The Wild West

Students learn about the Wild West through creative arts. They explore dance and music with simple movement combinations and clapping to a beat. They also create a sunset landscape artwork.

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Dinosaur dig

Students learn about the world of dinosaurs through creative arts. They explore elements of dance to develop coordination skills through movement and actions, as well as music and drama to create characters. They also create a dinosaur themed artwork.

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Green fingernails

Explore the elements of dance to develop locomotor and non-locomotor movement skills and expressive qualities.

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Disco dancing

Explore the elements of dance to develop locomotor and non-locomotor movement skills, disco style shapes and expressive qualities.

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Autumn leaves

Explore dance, art and music through a song about Autumn leaves. Make some art works, dance like a leaf and learn to play the song on a keyboard instrument.

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Scarecrow dancing

Students explore dance through scarecrow images and movements. They engage in creative play and create simple images.

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Be a friend

Explore dance, drama and visual arts through different elements of friendship.

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Playing for life activity cards (F-2)

The cards include a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of sports and to encourage children to have fun and get active by focusing on skills not drills. The activities are based on the Game Sense approach, with the objective to develop in school-aged children a love of physical activity that will ...

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Playing for life activity cards (5-6)

The cards include a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of sports and to encourage children to have fun and get active by focusing on skills not drills. The activities are based on the Game Sense approach, with the objective to develop in school-aged children a love of physical activity that will ...

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Playing for life activity cards (3-4)

The cards include a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of sports and to encourage children to have fun and get active by focusing on skills not drills. The activities are based on the Game Sense approach, with the objective to develop in school-aged children a love of physical activity that will ...

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Sports ability

Sportsability is a suite of user-friendly, inclusive activity cards that have been designed to assist teachers in the delivery of sports-based activities that cater for all levels of ability. They provide activities for a variety of different game categories that assists in teaching children both general skills, and the ...

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Connecting sculpture to dance

The former artistic director of Chunky Move, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, was inspired by the sculptures of Reuben Margolin to create the dance 'Connected'. These sculptures made him think about what happens when a dancer begins to dance on stage and the way they transform from a person to a body in space.

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Dancing life into traditional objects: 'Artefact'

'Weaving' is a segment from a longer dance piece called 'Artefact', a richly spiritual work about breathing life back into objects from ancient times. Choreographer Frances Rings is a descendant of the Kokatha people of South Australia. The 'Weaving' segment was inspired by the traditional knowledge and practices of the ...

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Robotics Club and maths

How do you use maths in robotics? One example is the pivot wheel, expertly explained by a Castle Cove Robotics Club student.

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A dancer's dancing day

What do dancers need to do to keep at the top of their game and be ready to respond to the demands of working on new choreography? Thomas Bradley, a Sydney Dance Company member, takes us through his daily routine as a full-time dancer during the making of the dance '2 One Another'. The choreographer working with Bradley ...

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Dance in 3D: capturing the genius of Pina Bausch

Imagine - a dancer moving expressively in the midst of traffic. Choreographer Pina Bausch had a unique approach to dance. Her friend and film maker Wim Wenders speaks about Bausch's views on dance and the challenges he faced in trying to capture her work on film. After searching for 20 years he found the answer in the new ...

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Dancing identity

What do ancient rhythms and the locking and popping of hip- hop dance have in common? Choreographer Shaun Parker was inspired by both ancient and contemporary dance forms when he created 'AM I', a dance piece that explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. Explore how six dancers, a large screen, live musicians ...

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Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

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Are you coordinated?

In this short clip Dr Karl asks Adam Spencer to model walking backwards and forwards. Adam successfully imitates a model on a catwalk but when he's asked to balance on one foot he finds it isn't so easy. Watch the clip to discover why, and then challenge yourself.