Dance

Rock Around the Clock with Year 7

dance_7_01.jpgYear 7 learnt that the Rock and Roll genre of dance leaves much scope for personal expression and interpretation in style, movement, rhythm, and choreography when we modified and polished arts works, using interpretive and technical skills.

They explored the basic rhythm of Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick in combinations of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to create movement sequences when we selected and developed choreographic ideas drawing on the following technical steps:

  • Basic Jive Step (Syncopation)
  • Hand jive (Rhythm)
  • Acrobatics (Cartwheels and handstands)
  • Pirouettes (Spotting)

dance_7_02.jpgThey identified, applied and justified safe dance practices when performing our choreographed routine using arts techniques, skills and processes and reflected on their performance, applied new understandings and identified future applications.

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Let's Rock with Years 5 and 6

Year 5/6 learnt that the Rock and Roll genre of dance leaves much scope for personal expression and interpretation in style, movement, rhythm, and choreography when we modified and polished arts works, using interpretive and technical skills.

They selected and developed ideas for choreography (considering intended audiences and intended purposes), made decisions about arts elements, and experimented with syncopated movement through technical steps such as the Basic Jive Step, Hand Jive, The Twist and Acrobatics.

They presented art works to informal audiences for intended purposes, using arts techniques, skills and processes through the identification, application and justification of safe dance practices and reflected on their learning, applied new understandings and identified future applications.

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Bop along with Year 4

dance_4_01.jpgYear 4 learnt that the Rock and Roll genre of dance encourages group formations to organise dancers in short movement sequences when they rehearsed and reworked choreography, using interpretive and technical skills.

They explored simple rhythmic patterns for timing of movement and structuring devices (canons) to organise movement.

Drawing on technical steps from the Lindy Hop, Hand Jive and The Twist, they presented their art work to an informal audience and used arts techniques, skills and processes when they identified and applied safe dance practice to their learning. They reflected on our learning to identify new understandings and future applications.