Dance / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore movement and choreographic devices using the elements of dance to choreograph dances that communicate meaning (ACADAM009)

Elaborations
  • improvising new movement to communicate ideas in response to stimulus, for example, exploring the relationship of close proximity of dancers grouped together to represent overcrowded cities
  • exploring stimulus or analysing other dances to devise a variety of movement possibilities, for example, different ways to jump and land, roll and stand or spiral down to the ground
  • exploring character and mood by experimenting with elements of dance in a range of set, teacher-directed or student-devised dances
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – How is the movement of the body used to represent a story, character or idea? How does space, costume and/or multimedia communicate meaning in this dance?
  • selecting, combining, arranging and refining movement using choreographic devices such as canon and unison
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Dance composition,  Symbolism (Art movements)

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