Dance / Foundation to Year 2

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

Interactive

The Wild West

Students learn about the Wild West through creative arts. They explore dance and music with simple movement combinations and clapping to a beat. They also create a sunset landscape artwork.

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Indigenous Australian collection

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Australian collection

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