Dance / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop technical and expressive skills in fundamental movements including body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination (ACADAM010)

Elaborations
  • rehearsing a combination of fundamental movements with or without accompaniment to refine technical and expressive skills, for example, galloping, jumping, sliding, rolling, slithering, spinning, shrinking, exploding, collapsing
  • practising and refining technical skills in movements in response to teacher’s and peers’ feedback
  • rehearsing a range of learnt and devised dances with an awareness and appreciation of their body capabilities
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – How is the movement of the body used to represent a story, character or idea? How does the use of space, costume and/or multimedia communicate meaning in this dance? Why did they/you make this dance?
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Human movement

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

Bhangra music and dance

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the origins and elements of Bhangra music and dance, and its influence on global popular culture. The teacher notes provide background information about the origins of Bhangra music and dance, other forms of ...

Teacher resource

Sports and performance: Fizzie dance

This is a resource featuring two activities that focus on the similarities between sport and dance. The activities combined include a video of artistic director David Pledger discussing the similarities between dance and sport, and two videos of dance teacher Katrina Rank choreographing 'fizzie' dance phrases. Also provided ...

Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Mutton bird'

This is a rich multilayered resource about ‘Mutton bird’, the second section of dance in the production ‘Mathinna’, created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre. the dance was inspired by the mutton bird, which represents the totem or spirit of the clan, and a life source of food for the traditional peoples ...

Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Mathinna'

This is a rich multilayered resource about 'Mathinna', a dance created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre and inspired by the true story of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl called Mathinna, who lived in the early 1800s. The resource features sections of the dance called 'Father', 'Nursery' and 'Moonshine'. ...

Teacher resource

Move it mob style: class activities

This is a set of ten classroom activities related to the dance, music, health and culture content of the television program 'Move it mob style'. Each activity is based on an associated video, and activity sheets for students are provided. The videos cover a range of stories featuring young people engaging in visual arts, ...

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Move it mob style: episodes

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance resource comprising 20 'Deadly dance class' clips from episodes of the television show 'Move it mob style'. Filmed in locations across Australia and showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music across a range of genres including hip-hop and popular, the clips ...