Dance / Year 3 and 4

Curriculum content descriptions

Practise technical skills safely in fundamental movements (ACADAM006)

  • practising combinations of fundamental locomotor and non-locomotor movements to a range of musical accompaniment, for example, running and sliding; bending and stretching; running, swinging, walking and stretching
  • developing body awareness and refining technical skills of body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination in fundamental movements in response to teacher’s feedback and observation of other dancers’ technical skills
  • demonstrating safe dance practices, for example, warming up their bodies before executing more complex movement patterns in dance sequences and cooling/calming down afterwards; removing socks if the floor surface is slippery (and clean)
  • building confidence and resilience through practising technical skills
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Locomotor skills


Disco dancing

Explore the elements of dance to develop locomotor and non-locomotor movement skills, disco style shapes and expressive qualities.


Classroom warm up activities

This sequence of guided dance warm-up videos is led by The Australian Ballet’s Dance Education Ensemble. The videos are designed to get students moving and encourage safe dance practice in the classroom. The videos are self-explanatory and can be used in sequence or individually as part of movement based activities in dance ...