Dance / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Perform dances using expressive skills to communicate ideas, including telling cultural or community stories (ACADAM007)

Elaborations
  • using expressive skills of projection and focus to communicate dance ideas to an audience (school assembly, community festival, etc.); for example, looking out and up to the ceiling and extending movements outwards to express a feeling of joy
  • exploring the elements of dance to communicate ideas clearly, such as telling cultural stories in a dance with or without music; for example, travelling lightly using hands and feet to represent a bilby, or skipping vigorously and at a high level to express joy, or rolling softly on the floor using different body shapes to represent shells washed by the sea
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – Is there a story in the dance? How are you using grouping or pathways to communicate ideas or intentions in your dance?
  • rehearsing and presenting an appropriate dance to celebrate and appreciate diversity of cultures, based on research into dance tradition, in the school or at a local community event
  • presenting their dance using internet-based technologies
  • respecting other students’ dancing when dancing and being an attentive audience member
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Narratives,  Movement sequences

Interactive

Disco dancing

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