Dance / Year 5 and 6 / Presenting and performing

Curriculum content descriptions

practise and perform dances using technical and expressive skills in informal and/or formal settings (AC9ADA6P01)

  • rehearsing and performing a range of learnt dance and/or dance they have choreographed with an awareness of how they are working within their body capabilities and applying technical and expressive skills
  • using specific technical and expressive skills in their performance to communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning to the audience; for example, creating tension through use of a series of slow, controlled movements performed with neutral (blank) facial expressions
  • presenting dances, using production elements such as music, costumes and props where appropriate to enhance different contexts; for example, using traditional music when performing dances with representatives of the cultural group from the community
  • using questions based on Viewpoints such as questions about forms and elements to reflect on their performance; for example, “How did the dancers/you use space and energy to create a feeling of strength/isolation/happiness?”, “What relationship are you aiming to create between the dancers and the audience?”
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and Social capability
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Dance purpose and styles,  Audiences,  Dance


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