Performing Arts

Performing Arts with Mrs Menelaou

In Performing Arts students will be exploring the 3 components of Performing Arts:Dance, Drama & Music.

We have began the semester with Dance:

 

 

Grade 1/2 C, 1/2 D & EAL

 

During the first 5 weeks of term 3, students have been learning about the elements of dance through the unit called 'School of Fish'. A school of fish moves together in exactly the same way at exactly the same time. Students explored what it looks and feels like to be part of a school of fish as they went on an underwater adventure using drama and dance techniques.


Grade 3/4 A, 3/4 B & 3/4 E

During the first 7 weeks of term 1, the students have been learning and focusing on the Dance component during their Performing Arts classes. We began by playing ‘Alpha Body’ which is using our bodies to create letters so to spell out students’ names. We then explored the 4 elements of Dance. Students watched some examples of professional dancers dancing to different types if dance and they had to reflect on each dances elements. Then, students created an ‘Alphabet Dance’, which involved creating a dance move for each letter of the alphabet, remembering them and putting each move in different orders so to spell out words, and at the same time creating a unique unison dance.

During the Drama component students learn about the elements of drama and how to use them to perform a whole class play to an audience.

During the Music component, students began by learning the musical alphabet, musical notes: the difference in their tones/pitch, and the musical staff (music lines). They then applied this knowledge to convert notes into musical alphabet letters on a music sheet for ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and they learnt to play this music on the glockenspiel. The students then finished the semester in Performing Arts exploring cultural music. Students learnt to sing, dance and play an Africa greeting song called ‘Funga Alafia’ on the glockenspiel/xylophone.


All Grade 5/6's

During the first 7 weeks of term 1, the students have been learning and focusing on the Dance component during their Performing Arts classes. We began by playing ‘Alpha Body’ which is using our bodies to create letters so to spell out students’ names. We then explored the 4 elements of Dance. Students watched some examples of professional dancers dancing to different types if dance and they had to reflect on each dances elements. Then, students created a ‘Fizzie Dance’, which involved creating dance moves that are influenced by different types of sports.

 

During the Drama component students learn about the elements of drama and how to use them to perform a whole class play to an audience.

 

During the Music component, students began by learning the musical alphabet, musical notes: the difference in their tones/pitch, and the musical staff (music lines). They then applied this knowledge to convert notes into musical alphabet letters on a music sheet for ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and they learnt to play this music on the glockenspiel. The students then finished the semester in Performing Arts exploring cultural music. Students learnt to sing, dance and play an Africa greeting song called ‘Funga Alafia’ on the glockenspiel/xylophone.

 

Performing Arts with Mrs Delaney in Semester 1

 

Students in 3/4 C, D & F have started their Performing Arts classes with Drama in term 1. They have been participating in a range of drama games, improvisation activities and short performances. They have been getting used to being on stage in front of an audience, projecting their voices and remembering lines! The students have also worked on developing characters through their personality traits, facial expressions and making changes to their voices to convey a character’s feelings. Students are looking forward to performing a short play using a script in the coming weeks.


Term 2

 

In term 2, students have been participating in the ‘Every Chance To Dance’ program. Students have been learning about the different types of dance styles, movements, costumes and music. They have been learning basic dance moves using 4 and 8 counts and a range of movements. Students will be choreographing, rehearsing and performing a short routine in the next few weeks.



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