Dance / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Rehearse and perform focusing on expressive skills appropriate to style and/or choreographic intent (ACADAM017)

Elaborations
  • identifying and demonstrating distinct stylistic characteristics of dance, for example, body posture and attitude within various styles such as contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop (including Asian examples)
  • using evaluation and rehearsal strategies to enhance confidence, clarity of movement, projection, focus and musicality in performance
  • linking the application of the elements of dance to the communication of the choreographer’s intent in teacher-set dances
  • experimenting with alternative expressive skills to enhance performance presence and mood, such as facial expression changes in musical theatre
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How successful was the choreographer in expressing his/her stated intent clearly to the audience? How well did the dancers use expressive skills in the performance?
  • experimenting with representing social relationships through cultural dance
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Dance composition,  Artistic purpose,  Rehearsal (Performance)

Teacher resource

Hip-hop: an introduction

This is a teaching and learning resource of nine activities in two parts that focuses on learning about hip-hop dance and culture, and creating and performing a hip-hop dance. It includes an introduction to hip-hop, warm-up activities, learning activities focusing on five different hip-hop routines, and a hip-hop cipher, ...

Teacher resource

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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Kentaro!! Contemporary Japanese dance

This is a review of a 2012 dance performance titled 'Kentaro!! brings contemporary Japanese dance and choreography to Mumbai'. Kentaro!! is a contemporary Japanese dancer. The review articulates the dancer's style as a combination of street and hip-hop with a mix of dance, mime and movement. The resource also includes a ...

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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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Ninjas rocking and violin-infused rap at 'Hip hop kung fu'

This is a review of a 2011 dance performance titled 'Hip hop kung fu'. There is a short film clip of highlights from the performance and a longer video of the full performance. The review describes the successful dance components, the musical innovations and commends individual performances. The writer applauds the directors, ...

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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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Rachel Cooper on Indonesia's Envelope-Pushing Dance Troupe

This is a web page featuring an interview with Rachel Cooper about Indonesian dance troupe Nan Jombang and their 2010 US showcase. The article is titled 'An interview with Rachel Cooper: Indonesia's envelope-pushing dance troupe' and includes a photograph and a nine-minute video of one of the performances. Cooper explains ...

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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 ...

Video

Monte Carlo Russian Ballet - Original Ballet Russe, c1936: 'Les Presages'

This silent black-and-white clip shows home-movie footage of the final scene from the ballet 'Les Presages' (known in English as 'Destiny') performed by the Ballets Russes and choreographed by Léonide Massine. In this scene the figures of 'Fate' and 'the Hero' confront each other while a surge of dancers form diagonal rows ...

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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 ...