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Dance / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Perform dance using expressive skills to communicate a choreographer’s ideas, including performing dances of cultural groups in the community (ACADAM011)

Elaborations
  • developing expressive skills of focus, clarity of the movement, confidence and facial expression/character to present dance ideas in performance for an intended audience
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How did the dancers/you use space and energy to create a feeling of strength/isolation/happiness? What is the relationship between the dancers and the audience? What relationship are you aiming to create between the dancers and the audience?
  • applying the elements of dance in dance contexts to communicate ideas to audience, for example, stop and start/percussive arm and upper body movements to express basketball actions in a game, or rhythmic and accented movement to express the passage of time or the actions of a clock
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How did the dancers/you use space and energy to create a feeling of strength/isolation/happiness? What is the relationship between the dancers and the audience? What relationship are you aiming to create between the dancers and the audience?
  • presenting dances, using costumes and/or props where appropriate to enhance different contexts, such as performing dances with representatives of the cultural group from the community
  • presenting their performances using internet-based technologies, including social media
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Communities,  Dance composition

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