Dance / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Practise and refine technical skills in style-specific techniques (ACADAM015)

Elaborations
  • improving performance by extending their own movement vocabulary when learning dance styles, such as hip hop and street dance, jazz, and ballet
  • Considering viewpoints – cultures: For example – What is the cultural context in which this dance was developed, or in which it is viewed, and what does it signify? What are the stylistic differences in hip hop performances from different countries including Asia, Europe and the USA?
  • extending technical competence such as control, coordination, accuracy, alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and articulation when moving, in response to self, peer and/or teacher feedback
  • applying safe dance practice strategies in consideration of their own body’s and others’ capabilities when performing a specific dance style, for example, identifying the musculoskeletal system and linking to alignment
  • analysing and practising technical skills used in dances from different cultures to develop and appreciate music used for dance and movements, and demonstrating an awareness of protocols
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Dance genres

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Let's Fosse!

Let’s Fosse is a jazz dance tutorial that is designed for students in Stage 4 and 5 dance. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the Fosse dance style.

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West African dance

Students perform, reflect and appreciate dance with a West African cultural context.

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Bollywood time!

Learn movement sequences with a Bollywood influence.

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Are you supercali – coordinated?

A dance challenge to learn and perform the fun choreography to Mary Poppins’ supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and then see if others you know can also learn and perform it.

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Litefeet

Learn an upbeat hip hop routine from the 2019 Schools Spectacular. Explore dance technique in the performance of a specific dance style and utilise a variety of spatial, temporal and dynamic features in a dance.

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Musical theatre – dance

Explore dance in musical theatre, including dance technique and the elements of dance as influenced by performance and theatrical style.

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In class with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Explore contemporary training techniques used by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Learn about the correct body alignment and placement while executing movement and the performance of dance movement with an awareness of self. Also learn repertoire from the company.

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The Nutcracker: primary and secondary school resources

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. In this re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker, the story of Clara is transported to 1950s Australia where the once famous Russian ballerina is reflecting on her past life and its triumphs and travails ...

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COPPÉLIA: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. This magical tale romps along to Delibes’ score. Swanhilda and Franz are in love…until Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter appears. All is not what it seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s ...

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Cinderella: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on productions. Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella is a modern story ballet charting classic story to Prokofiev's cinematic score. Jerôme Kaplan’s costumes draw inspiration from Dior, Schiaparelli, the elegance of 1940s Hollywood, ...

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The Sleeping Beauty: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Told through the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa and David McAllister (Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet). The website provides a rich collection of resources ...

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Swan Lake: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is one of the world's most popular, traditional ballets. Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen ...

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NGV Asian art

This is a series of PDF and multimedia resources that illustrate and interpret examples of Asian art. Intended primarily for teachers of Foundation through to year 10, the series consists of c.45 two-page PDFs with text and images that include paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures, and 11 multimedia resources that ...