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Dance / Foundation to Year 2

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Curriculum content descriptions

Present dance that communicates ideas to an audience, including dance used by cultural groups in the community (ACADAM003)

Elaborations
  • presenting a learned sequence of movements or performing simple dances, individually or as a group, to classmates, teachers and parents
  • expressing ideas to an audience through movement, for example, showing contrasting dynamics by stamping heavily and tip-toeing lightly, or using movement qualities such as slow controlled sinking to the floor to express melting ice and sharp jerky movement to express a robot
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What did this dance make you think about? Did the dance movements remind you of anything? How are you communicating the ideas or intention in this dance?
  • exploring the movements in dances with representatives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, for example, creating movements that represent animals from their region
  • using expressive skills to engage the audience, for example, looking out to audience and using facial expression
  • presenting their dance in a digital format
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Dance genres,  Artistic purpose,  Audiences

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