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Unit 1

Respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli related to character use simple movement patterns to structure dance phrases 

Repeat and remember dance phrases

Evaluate dance following specific criteria. 

Respond to a range of stimuli

Respond imaginatively to character and narrative 

Use simple motifs and movement patterns 

Structure a dance with a partner

Describe and interpret dance using appropriate language. 


Unit 2

Work in small groups to develop movement 

Compose, using a range of new devices 

Interpret and comment upon other’s work. 


Unit 3 

Explore and create movement in response to the stimulus of a game 

Perform more complex dance phrases

Work in small groups to develop movement 

Translate ideas initiated by a stimulus 

Perform basic dance activities with greater control, fluency and co-ordination. 

Display how to link movements together logically and fluently 

Demonstrate a range of descriptive language when talking about dance. 


Unit 4

Develop simple motifs

Use different partner-work devices

Perform a dance with two sections A and B

Capture the mood of the dance. 

Use simple movement patterns to structure dance phrases

Refine repeat and remember dance phrases 

Perform dances clearly and fluently and show sensitivity to the accompaniment. 

Evaluate their own work. 

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