Dance / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Improvise and structure movement ideas for dance sequences using the elements of dance and choreographic devices (ACADAM005)

Elaborations
  • using contrast and repetition to explore and generate new movement in response to stimuli such as stories, memories and the environment
  • exploring known movements to find alternative ways of performing them, for example, waving hello or shaking hands and then doing the same action at a different level, in a different direction, bigger/smaller, using a different body part
  • altering movements in a set, teacher-directed or student-devised dance using the elements of space, time, dynamics and relationships to express ideas, for example, increasing the size of a movement to represent growth
  • selecting and combining movements using choreographic devices such as contrast and repetition, for example, combining movements learned in a dance from Asia with other dance movements, or repeating movement to show emphasis
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How did the/does your dance begin? Was/is there a middle part? How did/does the dance end? What shapes did you see/make? (individual and group)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Spontaneous movements

Teacher resource

Blast off! Life in space - teacher resource

This teacher resource is a comprehensive sequence of teacher ideas and student activities that support the arts curriculum in drama and dance, using ideas about space exploration, the universe and the life of an astronaut as stimulus. It includes a link to the video 'Blast off with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim'. This video ...

Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Moth'

This is a video of a contemporary dance created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre, which represents a story of spiritual inheritance and spiritual existence. It also reflects the last stage of a lifecycle and the birth of a new creature. The video is accompanied by information about the background and vision ...

Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Brolga'

This is a video of a contemporary dance created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre, which represents a contemporary rite of passage for a young woman and is inspired by a brolga plain in north-east Arnhem Land. The video is accompanied by information about the background and vision of the creative team under ...

Teacher resource

Learn the alphabet dance - item 1 of 2

This is a teaching and learning resource that outlines a process for using different movements to represent the letters of the alphabet, structure simple dance sequences and identify the cultural and social influences of dance movements. The resource includes a video featuring musician Gillian Howell and dancers creating ...

Teacher resource

Create an alphabet dance - item 2 of 2

This is a teaching and learning resource that focuses on creating a chorus and using transitions to structure and further develop an alphabet dance using different movements to represent the letters of the alphabet. The resource includes a video featuring musician Gillian Howell and dancers demonstrating transition in dance; ...