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Dance Geometry

Body, space and time are the three components that you need to consider when generating a new dance. This resource is designed to provide inspiration to teachers to use maths and geometry to inspire movement creation with students.

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Dancing life into traditional objects: 'Artefact'

'Weaving' is a segment from a longer dance piece called 'Artefact', a richly spiritual work about breathing life back into objects from ancient times. Choreographer Frances Rings is a descendant of the Kokatha people of South Australia. The 'Weaving' segment was inspired by the traditional knowledge and practices of the ...

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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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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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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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Musical theatre – dance

Explore dance in musical theatre, including dance technique and the elements of dance as influenced by performance and theatrical style.

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West African dance

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

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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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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 ...

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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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TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 5, Year 6 The Arts

This unit uses dance, drama, visual arts and music to communicate student-created safety messages. Using a community-based scenario, students devise an improvised drama and choreograph a dance to highlight the importance of safe track-side behaviours; they use artworks to explore the effect of colour before creating a cartoon-based ...

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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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Don't stop me now

Students apply the elements of dance as they learn, perform and analyse jazz dance.

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Storytelling through dance

Students will learn about how visual images can inspire dance and using expressive qualities to communicate these ideas. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own work.

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Ninjas rocking and violin-infused rap at 'Hip hop kung fu'

This is a review of a 2011 dance performance titled 'Hip hop kung fu'. There is a short film clip of highlights from the performance and a longer video of the full performance. The review describes the successful dance components, the musical innovations and commends individual performances. The writer applauds the directors, ...

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Australian Ballet: primary school resources

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on past and present productions. This web page provides short synopses of the stories behind four classic ballets from past and present Australian Ballet seasons. The ballets include: Cinderella, COPPÉLIA, Swan Lake, and The ...

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The Nutcracker: primary and secondary school resources

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. In this re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker, the story of Clara is transported to 1950s Australia where the once famous Russian ballerina is reflecting on her past life and its triumphs and travails ...

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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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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.