Indigeneous Culture Performance

Year 3 – Improving Our Dance 
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Teaching resources

Students describe and discuss similarities and differences between dances. They recognise the effect of the elements of dance on the story or mood, as well as how media can help us to tell stories. Students learn to choreograph a sequence of dance moves and demonstrate skills in practicing the moves. They learn to photograph dance in order to improve, before performing for an audience. 
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 12, students learn to:
  • improvise and create movements with a partner to create a short dance motif to represent the different stages in a volcanic eruption
  • create and perform imaginative movements in response to different stimuli
  • develop new dance moves while working in small groups
  • show awareness of objects and people around them by taking responsibility for safe dance practices
  • show a build-up of elements and performance to build suspense and engagement in a dance piece 
  • work as a group using the elements of space to show how a cyclone moves
  • select a terrain on Earth to represent through locomotor and non-locomotor movements
  • create and perform a dance with a partner that shows feelings and emotions
  • work in a group to link actions to create a dance montage
  • demonstrate performance and audience etiquette
  • perform a choreographed dance to an audience
  • reflect on their creative process and refine their performance.   
  • Knowledge and Understanding Test (Lesson 10)
  • Assessment Task (Lessons 10–12)
Complete This Unit
Lesson 1: Volcanic Eruptions
Lesson 2: Earthquake Shake
Lesson 3: Tsunami expression
Lesson 4: Tornado Twisters
Lesson 5: Bushfire rage
Lesson 6: Cyclonic Storm
Lesson 7: Terrain
Lesson 8: Natural Disasters 1
Lesson 9: Natural Disaster 2
Lesson 10: Performance and Audience Etiquette
Lesson 11: Performing a choreographed dance
Lesson 12: Evaluate our dance

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