Ausdance Recommendations and Teaching Resources
Applicable for different modalities of online teaching. Includes Legal and Duty of Care considerations, managing risks, practical and pedagogical considerations.
Dance Teaching Resources
Ausdance VIC has compiled links to videos, lessons, tools and reliable information which, together, may support the teaching of dance online. In providing this resource, Ausdance stresses that online teaching is a temporary measure. We look forward to returning as soon as is possible, to best practise teaching and learning.
Big Dance Education Resource Online Edition: for primary classes
Ausdance Vic has reworked the Big Dance education resource for Primary classes (f-6) for teachers teaching online and parents delivering homeschooling. Big Dance education resource is a comprehensive package of educational resources that offers dancers access to a unique insight into Contemporary Aboriginal dance and culture. Developed by Ausdance VIC/NSW, the education resources build on the themes, stories and issues that lay within the choreography of Big Dance [BIG HEART STORY], choreographed by renowned choreographers Frances Rings and Craig Bary. The Big Dance educational resources include general advice, teaching tips, unit and lesson plans, and links to resources for each band across the Australian Curriculum.
Primary and Secondary online dance class resources created for the Victorian Department of Education (DET)
We have partnered with the Victorian Department of Education (DET) to create and distribute dance classes for self-directed learning at home. The resources are free and are accessible via FUSE, an online resource portal hosted by the Department of Education. The resources offer 8 dance classes for Primary and Secondary dance students self-directed learning at home. Targeted at L5-6 and L7-8 students, they could also be relevant to students from L5-12.
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, learn at home lesson plans and worksheets.