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Dance

Junior Primary

  • Dance Starters
    The 12 activities and ideas presented in this resource can be used as starter activities at the beginning of dance lessons, as a way of reviewing previously explored material and as learning activities within dance lessons related to the exploration of the elements of dance. (levels 1-8)

  • Elements of Dance Chart
    This wall chart describes the elements of Dance by listing movements related to body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships. (levels 1-8) PDF (11kb).

  • Poem Dance
    There are two adaptable dance lessons in this resource. They are: Exploring Space and Energy and Shaping (levels 1 - 8)

  • Shape, Number, Pattern: Exploring Mathematical Concepts through Dance
    This unit of 10 lessons extends students' mathematical investigations through kinaesthetic activities in dance. (level 2)

  • Myths and Legends - The Cicada and the Ant, curriculum levels 1 - 2, years 1 - 2
    This resource helps students explore ideas and movements of the Cicada and the Ant using the elements of dance, books, observations, ultimately creating their own dances and stories to portray the ideas. (levels 1 - 2)

  • Myths and Legends - Rona and the Moon, levels 2 - 3, years 3 - 4
    This resource develops dance and utilises other related curricula tasks to deepen understanding of the legend of Rona and the Moon. ( levels 2 - 3)

Senior Primary

  • Dance Starters
    The 12 activities and ideas presented in this resource can be used as starter activities at the beginning of dance lessons, as a way of reviewing previously explored material and as learning activities within dance lessons related to the exploration of the elements of dance. (levels 1-8)

  • Elements of Dance Chart
    This wall chart describes the elements of Dance by listing movements related to body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships. (levels 1-8) PDF (11kb).

  • Shape, Number, Pattern: Exploring Mathematical Concepts Through Dance
    This unit further extends students' mathematical investigations through kinaesthetic activities in dance. (level 3)

  • Poem Dance
    There are two adaptable dance lessons in this resource. They are: Exploring Space and Energy and Shaping (levels 1 - 8)

  • Maui: A Pacific Super Hero
    An integrated Primary School Arts resource based on super heroes aimed at level 3 of the curriculum. (level 3)

  • Myths and Legends - Maui Snares the Sun
    This resource develops dance vocabularies and utilises other related curricula tasks to deepen understanding of the legend of Maui Snares the Sun. (levels 3 - 4)

Intermediate

  • Dance Starters
    The 12 activities and ideas presented in this resource can be used as starter activities at the beginning of dance lessons, as a way of reviewing previously explored material and as learning activities within dance lessons related to the exploration of the elements of dance. (levels 1-8)

  • Elements of Dance Chart
    This wall chart describes the elements of Dance by listing movements related to body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships. (levels 1-8) PDF (11kb).

  • Environmental Canons
    This unit teaches students to describe what a canon is and present a dance they have choreographed as a group based on the theme of an environmental image (for example, tornado, volcano). (level 4)

  • Maui: A Pacific Super Hero
    An integrated Primary School Arts resource based on super heroes aimed at level 3 of the curriculum. (level 3)

  • Maui - Waka Rap
    This unit begins with simple mirror imaging and graduates to the choreography of a short paddling dance sequence in small groups. These dances use student ideas plus ideas from the DVD of the show Maui. (levels 4 - 5)

  • Poem Dance
    There are two adaptable dance lessons in this resource. They are: Exploring Space and Energy and Shaping (levels 1 - 8)

  • Sports Dance
    This unit contains 12 sessions designed for students with little prior dance learning experience and can be adapted for higher levels. (level 2)

Junior Secondary

  • Dance Starters
    The 12 activities and ideas presented in this resource can be used as starter activities at the beginning of dance lessons, as a way of reviewing previously explored material and as learning activities within dance lessons related to the exploration of the elements of dance. (levels 1-8)

  • Elements of Dance Chart
    This wall chart describes the elements of Dance by listing movements related to body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships. (levels 1-8) PDF (11kb).

  • Maui - Waka Rap
    This unit begins with simple mirror imaging and graduates to the choreography of a short paddling dance sequence in small groups. These dances use student ideas plus ideas from the DVD of the show Maui. (levels 4 - 5)

  • Poem Dance
    There are two adaptable dance lessons in this resource. They are: Exploring Space and Energy and Shaping (levels 1 - 8)

  • Personal Journey
    The learning focus of this unit is to share a life story and express it through the composition and performance of a dance solo. Teacher and student information is provided. (level 5)

Senior Secondary

  • Dance Starters
    The 12 activities and ideas presented in this resource can be used as starter activities at the beginning of dance lessons, as a way of reviewing previously explored material and as learning activities within dance lessons related to the exploration of the elements of dance. (levels 1-8)

  • Elements of Dance Chart
    This wall chart describes the elements of Dance by listing movements related to body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships. (levels 1-8) PDF (11kb).

  • Poem Dance
    There are two adaptable dance lessons in this resource. They are: Exploring Space and Energy and Shaping (levels 1 - 8)