The Arts: Dance
Years 5 and 6
Summary of task
Students were asked to work collaboratively to choreograph and structure dance sequences into a performance that used the history of Australian federation as stimulus. They were assessed on the two strands of making (performing and choreographing) and responding. Students’ performance focused on audience engagement, confident projection of meaning through expressive and technical skills, as well as collaboration.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements communicate meaning in dances they make, perform and view. They describe characteristics of dances from different social, historical and cultural contexts that influence their dance making.
Students structure movements in dance sequences and use the elements of dance and choreographic devices to make dances that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to perform dances for audiences, demonstrating technical and expressive skills.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how ideas are communicated in artworks they make and to which they respond. They describe characteristics of artworks from different social, historical and cultural contexts that influence their art making.
Students structure elements and processes of arts subjects to make artworks that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to share artworks for audiences, demonstrating skills and techniques.