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Dance / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore, improvise and organise ideas to make dance sequences using the elements of dance (ACADAM001)

Elaborations
  • exploring fundamental movements safely to improvise dance ideas, for example, running in a race, jumping like a frog, stomping like a giant, rolling like a log, falling like an autumn leaf, floating like a cloud, gliding like a bird
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – Which levels are you using in your dance? What sort of movements did the dancers perform? What are they wearing? What kind of music are they dancing to?
  • exploring movement possibilities in response to a stimulus, such as imagery, music and shared stories
  • experimenting with the elements of space, time, dynamics and relationships through movement, for example, considering levels, tempo and dynamics
  • taking photos or videoing dance sequences to view and extend their dance ideas
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Movement sequences

Interactive

Scarecrow dancing

Students explore dance through scarecrow images and movements. They engage in creative play and create simple images.

Image

Fish fossil

This is a colour photograph of an ancient fish ('Wadeichthys oxyops') fossilised in mudstone. This specimen is from the Koonwarra fossil bed in South Gippsland, Victoria. The fins, tail and body scales of the fish are clearly visible. Museum cataloguing numbers are written on the rock.