Dance


Age

Art

Birth - 11 Months


8 - 20 Months


Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.


Move their whole bodies to sounds they enjoy, such as music or a regular beat.


16 - 26 Months


Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.


Move their whole bodies to sounds they enjoy, such as music or a regular beat.


22 - 36 Months


Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.


Beginning to move rhythmically.


Imitates movement in response to music.


Creates movement in response to music.


30 - 50 Months


Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.


Beginning to move rhythmically.


Imitates movement in response to music.


Creates movement in response to music.


40 - 60 Months

Begins to build a repertoire of dances.

Early Learning Goal


Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.


They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.


Age 5-6

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Repetition of movements


Changing order, direction, level or size of movement


Use different parts of the body


Change music, setting, grouping of dancers.


Age 6-7

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Repetition of movements


Changing order, direction, level or size of movement


Use different parts of the body


Change music, setting, grouping of dancers.


Age 7-8

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns


Changing tempo, rhythm, dynamics


Range of movements using all parts of the body


Appropriate use of energy, flow and body tension


Clarity of shape, line and form


Efficient, fluent and authentic movements

Age 8-9

Range of responses to rhythm


Move from literal to abstract


Link of the familiar and the unfamiliar


Describe and compare theirs and others dances


Use spotting and traffic


Look at contact and non-contact dance moves


Think about their feet: parallel, first and second

Age 9-10

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns


Move from given tasks to own tasks finding and resourcing own equipment


Analyse and evaluate theirs and others dances


Identify and record intention and outcome


Think about their alignment, coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and control


Children to be able to take on roles of creator, performer, audience, critic and leader.


Age 10-11

Actions involving combinations of flexion, extension, rotation, locomotion, turing, gesture and elevation


Dynamics involving combinations of speed, energy and continuity, flow of energy, stillness: to give accent, rhythm and phrasing


Shaping and orientation of the body in space, use of movement size, level direction and pathways


Relationships between parts of the body, movements, other dancers and the space


Focus, projections, sense of style, musicality


Children to be able to take on roles of creator, performer, audience, critic and leader.



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