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Sports Dance Unit

A dance unit plan for level 2 (year 7-8)

Duration of unit: 6 weeks – 12 sessions of 30 minutes

Contents

This resource is made up of the following sections. To access them, click on the links:

Teaching and learning sequence: Lessons 1–6

Teaching and learning sequence: Lessons 7–12

Note that this unit is specially designed for year 7-8 students who have little or no prior learning in dance, hence the level 2 achievement objectives. However, the activities could be adapted for higher levels if desired.Printing this resourceTo download and print this unit plan, select from Word or PDF formats:

Curriculum links
Achievement objectives
Strands
Level
Achievement objectives
Developing Practical Knowledge in Dance (PK)
2
Students will identify and explore through movement the dance elements of body awareness, space, time, energy, and relationships.
Developing Ideas in Dance(DI)
2
Students will initiate and express dance ideas based on a variety of stimuli.
Communicating and Interpreting in Dance (CI)
2
Students will share dance through informal presentation, and describe how dance expresses ideas and feelings
Understanding Dance in Context (UC)
2
Students will demonstrate an awareness of dance as part of community life.

Dance elements used

  • Body awareness
  • Space
  • Energy

Learning outcomesStudents will be able to:

  • improvise a variety of sports actions
  • contribute to a group dance based on a sports theme
  • share dance with rest of class
  • respond to own and others' dance.
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