Dance / Year 1 and 2 / Exploring and responding

Curriculum content descriptions

explore where, why and how people across cultures, communities and/or other contexts experience dance (AC9ADA2E01)

Elaborations
  • identifying features of dances that communicate cultural knowledge, such as stories, traditions or dances used in ceremonies
  • using Viewpoints to ask questions about dances they experience; for example, “What sort of movements did the dancers perform?”, “What are they wearing?”, “What kind of music are they dancing to?”, “How are they communicating the ideas or intentions in this dance?”
  • recognising and describing patterns of movement in dances, using their own words and learnt dance terminology
  • identifying similarities and differences in dances by sharing, viewing and/or learning dances that they are familiar with or have experienced with their families and communities
  • identifying how dance can show what feelings people have about places, people or experiences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
ScOT terms

Dance,  Communities,  Culture,  Movement sequences,  Cultural contexts

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