NESA syllabus and support materials – units of work, student work samples and advice on programming

Australian curriculum work samples – portfolios of student work

Sample units of work

Moving me (DOCX 79.8KB)

This unit introduces students to shape, locomotor activity and the use of space. They will experiment with everyday movements, linking these together in a sequence. Students will also experience being an audience member and describe what they see.

Splish-splash (DOCX 60KB)

In this unit students create dance movements and sequences – both individually and collaboratively – using the stimulus of water.

Dance detours (DOCX 65KB)

An understanding of cultural and historical dances is clearly developed in this unit. Students perform a familiar dance, which they then manipulate to create an original dance based on bush dance steps.

Tap ... stomp (DOCX 71KB)

Tap … stomp is based on the characteristics of contemporary tap dancing. Students compose and perform dances, using rhythm, sound, percussion and everyday objects, often in non–traditional performing spaces. This unit could also form the basis of a unit to study African, South American or Native North American cultures.

Dance solutions (DOCX 109KB)

Experimentation with the elements of space and time are the focus of this unit. Students explore shape and develop movement by experimenting with size, dimension, pathway and volume. This further develops numeracy skills and an understanding of creating dance using abstract ideas.


The following resources may be useful in the teaching of dance:

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