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Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Structure dances using movement motifs, choreographic devices and form (ACADAM023)

  • structuring dance using devices such as chance theory (for example, dice) and changing the order and pattern of dance movement, phrases or sequences
  • developing movement motifs by manipulating the elements of dance to communicate their choreographic intent
  • selecting choreographic devices and form appropriate to their choreographic intent
  • documenting their creative process, including use of analysis and evaluation strategies, in reflective records
  • Considering viewpoints – psychology: For example – What emotion did you feel most strongly as you viewed the dance?
  • responding to feedback and using self-evaluation to vary and modify motifs, structure and form
ScOT terms

Dance motifs

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

Interactive dance

This is a resource that focuses on creating dance using variations of lighting and multimedia. It features two videos with dance teacher Katrina Rank exploring dance improvisations using light and line drawing. The resource includes three further videos used as stimuli for activities; three activity sheets and a light dance ...

Interactive Resource

Firebird forensics

Discover more about dance by using stimulus as a starting point for dance composition and explore the elements of dance to communicate the idea of a Firebird.