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Dance / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop technical and expressive skills in fundamental movements including body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination (ACADAM010)

Elaborations
  • rehearsing a combination of fundamental movements with or without accompaniment to refine technical and expressive skills, for example, galloping, jumping, sliding, rolling, slithering, spinning, shrinking, exploding, collapsing
  • practising and refining technical skills in movements in response to teacher’s and peers’ feedback
  • rehearsing a range of learnt and devised dances with an awareness and appreciation of their body capabilities
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – How is the movement of the body used to represent a story, character or idea? How does the use of space, costume and/or multimedia communicate meaning in this dance? Why did they/you make this dance?
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Human movement

Video

Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

Video

Dancing The Torres Strait winds to Life: Zey

Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects of the winds (Gub) on the land, sea and community. The four seasons in the Torres Strait Islands relate directly to the type and direction of the winds. Kris has explored the effects of the Zey (pronounced Zay) - cool ...

Interactive

Star power dance

An interactive lesson linked to a segment from the 2019 Schools Spectacular. Have fun exploring your creative side and express yourself through dance. Learn and perform the choreography to the 2019 finale item.

Audio

Forbes Carlile discusses development of Australian sports science, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the leading sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile speaking about his work in sports science. Carlile says that he worked under the 'father of sports science in Australia', Professor Frank Cotton. His own interest in the field was as a physiologist, measuring physical changes ...

Audio

Forbes Carlile talks about sports science as a career, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile (1921-), speaking about sports science as a career. Carlile states that being competent at sport is useful, but not absolutely essential, for someone to be a good sports scientist. He says all scientific discoveries lend ...

Interactive

Join the circus

Learn about different circus skills and create a short performance.

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.