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Scarecrow dancing

Students explore dance through scarecrow images and movements. They engage in creative play and create simple images.

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West African dance

Students perform, reflect and appreciate dance with a West African cultural context.

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Firebird forensics

Discover more about dance by using stimulus as a starting point for dance composition and explore the elements of dance to communicate the idea of a Firebird.

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Firebird Forensics

Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite. 30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition ...

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Dancing The Torres Strait winds to Life: Zey

Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects of the winds (Gub) on the land, sea and community. The four seasons in the Torres Strait Islands relate directly to the type and direction of the winds. Kris has explored the effects of the Zey (pronounced Zay) - cool ...

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Displaced

A resource designed for students in the Stage 5 Dance course in the components of performance, composition and appreciation. Students will identify and describe how ideas for dances have developed from a stimulus.

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In class with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Explore contemporary training techniques used by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Learn about the correct body alignment and placement while executing movement and the performance of dance movement with an awareness of self. Also learn repertoire from the company.

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A conversation with the dancers

Analyse HSC dance students' perspectives on the interview and elaboration in the HSC dance practical exam. Past students discuss their process in the oral demonstration of knowledge and understanding in the core performance, core composition and the major study performance components.

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Litefeet

Learn an upbeat hip hop routine from the 2019 Schools Spectacular. Explore dance technique in the performance of a specific dance style and utilise a variety of spatial, temporal and dynamic features in a dance.

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Be a friend

Explore dance, drama and visual arts through different elements of friendship.

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Creating and analysing dance on film

This course provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to create and analyse dance on film. Each eModule is presented by Sue Healey, a professional choreographer and filmmaker, and includes detailed interviews and video overlays. Healey's dance work Fine Line is on of the HSC Dance Core Appreciation works and is referenced ...

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Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

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Feathers, Fur and Fins: A song about sugar gliders

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about sugar gliders performed by Don Spencer. Don sings a gentle song about a gentle character. Look at the features of the sugar gliders as they glide from tree-to-tree in the Australian bush.

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Disco dancing

Explore the elements of dance to develop locomotor and non-locomotor movement skills, disco style shapes and expressive qualities.

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Let's Fosse!

Let’s Fosse is a jazz dance tutorial that is designed for students in Stage 4 and 5 dance. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the Fosse dance style.

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Autumn leaves

Explore dance, art and music through a song about Autumn leaves. Make some art works, dance like a leaf and learn to play the song on a keyboard instrument.

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Bollywood time!

Learn movement sequences with a Bollywood influence.

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Are you supercali – coordinated?

A dance challenge to learn and perform the fun choreography to Mary Poppins’ supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and then see if others you know can also learn and perform it.

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Metamorphosis

Using drama and visual arts students explore a world of play and imagination where nothing is as ordinary as it seems.

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Kindred spirits: dancing our identity

Who are we and where do we belong? What and who decides our identity? People often ask these questions, and some may seek to discover the answers to them. In his dance piece entitled 'ID', choreographer Stephen Page explores what makes us similar, what makes us different and what gives us a sense of belonging. The clip ...