In partnership with the Department of Education, we created a series of free dance classes that can be used for self-directed or remote learning.
Written by Dr Katrina Rank, and presented by dance educators Candice Egan and Katrina Rank, each 30-minute closed captioned video offers a good warm up, improvisation and exploration activities, dance making activities led by the teacher and a cool down. They’re supported by self-directed, lesson plans and worksheets.
The target learner is in Year 7-8 but the class may be suitable to other year levels, depending on previous experience.
Lesson One: Everyday Actions
In this lesson students explore the potential of everyday actions as a starting point for choreography and individual expression. Students will select, arrange, abstract and combine the movements into a sequence
Lesson Two: Dance For Small Spaces – Wall
In this lesson we explore the potential of dance in restricted spaces and the use of direct and indirect pathways in transitions between movements. We will select, arrange and combine movements into a sequence and incorporate different pieces of music to explore the relationship between music, movement and mood.
Lesson Three: Dance For Small Spaces – Floor
In this lesson we explore the potential of dance in restricted spaces, and the use of different body bases in creating shapes and actions that have a relationship to the floor. We will select, arrange and combine movements into a sequence that will be performed to a set music track.