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Unit 1

Use visual stimuli as a starting point for dance movement 

Work in small groups to develop ideas

Use props as an integral part of the dance 


Unit 2 

Explore and improvise ideas working on their own with a partner and in a group 

Compose dances by using, adapting and developing steps formations and patterning

To perform dances expressively 

Work in different group formations. 

Explore and improvise ideas for dances

Compose dances using steps and patterns formed through exploration 

Perform basic dance actions with increased control 

Evaluate their own and others dances. 


Unit 3 

Perform with expression to convey a variety of moods and feelings. 

Practise dance in order to refine the quality 

Demonstrate competence in actions and dynamics 

Comment on work in order to improve skills and performance 

Respond to a range of stimuli and accompaniment 

Refine their movement in order to improve performance 

Develop movement phrases and simple motifs

Observe each other and comment on compositional work 


Unit 4

Respond to a range of stimuli and accompaniment 

Explore improve and plan dances in groups 

Demonstrate competence in actions and dynamics 

Practise dance in order to refine the quality 

Explore improve and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively

Begin to use basic compositional principles 

When creating their dance ms understand and demonstrate the intention of the dance 

To understand how a dance is formed and performed. 

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