Dance / Year 7 and 8

Curriculum content descriptions

Combine elements of dance and improvise by making literal movements into abstract movements (ACADAM013)

  • experimenting with realistic movements, that is everyday movement, for example, exaggerating the movement of a single body part such as the arm in brushing hair or eating spaghetti, and blurring this into abstract movements, and responding to each other’s movement ideas
  • analysing dances from a range of times and locations, and considering how a single realistic movement can be manipulated from representational to symbolic
  • using the elements of dance to develop new movements that still maintain the essence of the original movement
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What was the choreographer’s stated intent for this dance? What ideas did you think the dance expressed?
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Literal movements,  Abstract movements

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