What’s happening in Performing Arts in term 3 2017

Foundation:

In Term 3 students will continue to explore dance and learn about how they can dance. Students will be able to share their dance skills with peers and experience dance as part of an audience. Dance will be explored through ‘everyday movements’ whilst dancing safely and becoming aware of their bodies’ movement capabilities. They will explore movement possibilities using space, time, dynamics and relationships. As an audience member, students will observe how other dancers communicate through movement. Continuing from Term 1, students will continue to communicate ideas, concepts, observations, feelings and stories through dance. Students will practice and improve their capacity to incorporate dance elements of time (tempo), space (direction) and energy (weight). The core focus of this Dance unit in Term 3 is for students to be able to tell a ‘story’ and show their ‘emotions’ through dance with appropriate music.

Grade 1/2s:

In Term 3 students will explore, research and choreograph their own dance routines based around the theme of ‘Dances from Around the World.’ Students will continue their exploration of how dance can communicate ideas about themselves and their world and create dances to express their ideas. Students will be able to share their dance skills with peers and experience dance as part of an audience. Dance will be explored through ‘everyday movements’ whilst dancing safely and becoming increasingly aware of their bodies’ movement capabilities. Students will further explore the elements of dance (space, time, dynamics and relationships) as they make and observe dances. Learning will be extended in regards to making dances and responding to feedback as part of their dance-making process. Students will be introduced to dances from a range of cultures, times and locations, beginning with dance from cultures in their local community. This term Dance will be explored through observing and performing various cultural and traditional dances whilst exhibiting and incorporating numerous core dance elements.

Grade 3/4s.

in Term 3 students will explore, research and choreograph their own dance routines based around the theme of ‘Dances from Around the World’.’ They will be able to make and respond to dance independently, collaboratively with peers and teachers, and as an audience for other dancers’ work. Students will extend their awareness of how the whole body and different parts, zone and bases can be used to communicate ideas. They will explore and experiment with the elements of dance (direction, time, dynamics and relationships) and extend their movement and technical skills. Students will experience dance from a range of cultures, times and locations, and explore how these dances use expressive skills to communicate ideas and tell stories. They also explore the social and cultural contexts of dances they make, perform and view.

Grade 5/6s.

In Term 3 students will explore, research and choreograph their own dance routines based around the theme of ‘Dances from Around the World’.’ Students will make and respond to dance independently and collaboratively with their peers, teachers and communities. Students will further develop their awareness of the body, their control and accuracy of body actions and their understanding of safe dance practice. Students will extend their ability to manipulate the elements of dance and use compositional devices to create more complex movements. As they make and respond to dance as artists and audiences, students will develop their awareness of how dance can communicate ideas about the past, present and future, about different environments, and cultural contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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