Performing Arts


Term 1 2021

 

Prep

Students will be:

  • exploring movement possibilities of different body parts and responding to stimuli
  • developing awareness of and taking responsibility for safe dance practice
  • using expressive skills to engage an audience and communicate feelings and ideas.
  • using questions to evaluate dance they experience, as a dancer and as an audience
Year 1

Students will be:

  • trialling ways of safely using whole body and different body parts, bases and zones to communicate ideas, experiences and feelings
  • practising fundamental movements and technical skills and devising a range of body shapes and travelling movements
  • rehearsing learned dance sequences in the performance space, discussing feedback and making changes to enhance communication with the audience
  • recognising that dance can show that people have different feelings about the world based on their experiences
Year 2

Students will be:

  • using stimulus materials to explore dance ideas and using questions to explore ways of using forms and elements of dance
  • exploring movement possibilities and making choices about ways of communicating emotions
  • performing a dance they have created to the class focusing on using facial expressions and maintaining safe dance practices
  • Recognising and describing patterns of movement in dances they make, perform and view using learnt dance terminology
Year 3

Students will be:

  • completing structured improvisations using choreographic devices of unison, canon, contrast and repetition
  • developing body awareness and technical skills of body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and co-ordination
  • using expressive skills of projection and focus to communicate dance ideas to an audience
  • Comparing dances in their local community to dances of other people, times and locations
Year 4

Students will be:

  • using the devices of contrast and repetition to explore and generate new movement ideas in response to stimuli
  • practise combinations of fundamental locomotor and non-locomotor movements
  • using questions when refining dance works for performance to an audience
  • Planning, developing and refining aspects of a dance they are making and discussing how their dance has been influenced by dance they have viewed or performed

Year 5

Students will be:

  • using dance-making processes such as abstraction and improvisation to create movements and patterns to become a sequence
  • participating in structured improvisations to build technical skills in body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and co-ordination
  • Rehearsing a combination of fundamental movements using different dynamics and levels
  • Identifying and discussing the significance intended by a choreographer’s use of movement, space and energy

Year 6

Students will be:

  • improvising new movement to communicate ideas in response to stimulus
  • presenting a work in progress, developing and asking questions to check whether intended ideas has been perceived by the audience and refining in response to feedback
  • applying the elements of dance to communicate ideas to an audience
  • expressing opinions about the way dancers communicate their intentions through use of technical and expressive skills