Dance / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Practise technical skills safely in fundamental movements (ACADAM006)

Elaborations
  • practising combinations of fundamental locomotor and non-locomotor movements to a range of musical accompaniment, for example, running and sliding; bending and stretching; running, swinging, walking and stretching
  • developing body awareness and refining technical skills of body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination in fundamental movements in response to teacher’s feedback and observation of other dancers’ technical skills
  • demonstrating safe dance practices, for example, warming up their bodies before executing more complex movement patterns in dance sequences and cooling/calming down afterwards; removing socks if the floor surface is slippery (and clean)
  • building confidence and resilience through practising technical skills
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Locomotor skills

Moving Image

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 ...

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; ...