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Dance / Foundation to Year 2

View on Australian Curriculum website Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Curriculum content descriptions

Respond to dance and consider where and why people dance, starting with dances from Australia including dances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACADAR004)

  • identifying where they might experience dance in their lives and communities, for example, considering how dance sustains and communicates cultural knowledge
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – Why are these people dancing? Where are they dancing? Where is this dance from?
  • recognising that dance can show that people have different feelings about the world based on their experiences of the environment and other people
  • exploring and responding to dances they make and view, for example, considering what the dance made them think about or how the dance made them feel
  • recognising patterns of movement in dances they make, perform and view using their own words and learnt dance terminology
  • Considering viewpoints – What sort of movements did the dancers perform? What are they wearing? What kind of music are they dancing to?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Dance genres,  Artistic purpose,  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art

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