What is Dance?

Dance is more than exploring different ways to make a shape or learning a series of steps to music. It is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication. Through dance, students learn teamwork, focus, and improvisational skills.

Benefits of Dance

The health benefits of dancing include; improved condition of your heart and lungs, increased muscular strength, endurance and improved motor fitness. However, there are also recognised dance benefits for our general wellbeing and recent studies show there are benefits for our mind. Dancing requires a variety of different skills, both mental and physical. Dancing requires not only balance, strength, and endurance but also cognitive ability, adaptability and concentration to move according to the music and partner, artistry for graceful and fluid motion and memory for choreography.

Proactivity Streetdance Primary Schools

Proactivity Dance Programs

BaiLa Streetdance

Give your class a chance to experience the latest dance fitness revolution "BaiLa Streetdance". Learn the unique numbered system that allows anyone to dance, groove and follow the moves. BaiLa Streetdance combines the genres of Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Dancehall, creating the best dance routines based on 10 basic steps that will see your students dancing in the school corridors.

Hip-Hop Dance

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. This popular program will see your students moving to popular music and performing moves that are now the base of modern street dance world wide.

Cultural Dance

Culture dancing is an opportunity for students to go on a fun journey around the world exploring rhythms from each continent as well as learning the origins and history of the dances. Students not only will get to dance and have fun but also appreciate the importance of dance in our diverse cultures all around the world.

Proactivity's Hip Hop and Streetdance Programs align with the Victorian Curriculum

Hip Hop is an umbrella term that incorporates many styles such as Popping, Locking, Breaking, and Freestyle. For some, it is a way of life with its own culture. Hip Hop is a high-energy choreography class that uses the latest sounds in Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop music. Hip Hop is most popular and seen often in music video clips and social media/dance trends. Hip Hop Groove Foundations are primarily focused on assisting students with rhythm by teaching students to move/steps that they can incorporate and make their own on the dance floor.

Benefits:

  • Great for coordination
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Increase physical fitness
  • Make friends/healthy interactions
  • Team development skills
  • Reduce stress
  • Stimulates mind development

Curriculum links and program details

Primary School

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Participate in games with and without equipment.

Learning through movement
Use trial and error to test solutions to movement challenges.

Understanding movement
Identify and describe how their body moves in relation to effort, space, time, objects and people.

The Arts: Dance

Use fundamental locomotor and non-locomotor movements, body parts, bases and zones to explore safe movement possibilities and dance ideas.

Use choreographic devices to organise movement ideas and create dance sequences.

Use simple technical and expressive skills when presenting dance that communicates ideas to an audience.

Respond to dance, expressing what they enjoy and why.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to follow along and create an exciting atmosphere.
  • Students will learn a basic and engaging dance routine to boost confidence through participation.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn basic/fundamental routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to test mental and muscle memory through recapping/remembering week one dance routine.
  • Students will foster a positive and supportive dance environment through the use of rhythmic games and challenges.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn basic/fundamental routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember names of basic dance moves.
  • Students will begin to learn part one of a beginner dance routine.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity.

Week 4

  • Students will recap part one from previous sessions, and learn final part two of a dance routine.
  • Students will perform a small group activity focused on working effectively in teams.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity.

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Construct and perform imaginative and original movement sequences in response to stimuli. Create and participate in games.

Understanding movement
Incorporate elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in performing simple movement sequences.

Learning through movement
Use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities.

The Arts: Dance

Use safe dance practice, fundamental locomotor and non-locomotor movements, body parts, bases and zones to explore, improvise and structure movement ideas for dance.

Use choreographic devices to select and organise movement ideas and create and practise dance sequences.

Use simple technical and expressive skills when presenting dance that communicates ideas about themselves and their world to an audience.

Respond to dance, expressing what they enjoy, and where and why people in their local area dance.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to follow along and create an exciting atmosphere.
  • Students will learn a basic and engaging dance routine to boost confidence through participation.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn basic/fundamental routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to remember names of basic dance moves.
  • Students will learn a beginner dance routine.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn basic/fundamental routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember names of basic dance moves.
  • Students will learn a beginner dance routine.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 4

  • Students will demonstrate two parts to a dance routine and collaborate in small groups.
  • Fun & Engaging group activity to start the session
  • Follow along dance activity
  • Learn beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies.

Understanding movement
Combine the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences.

Learning through movement
Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges.

Adopt inclusive practices when participating in physical activities.

The Arts: Dance

Improvise and structure movement ideas for dance sequences using safe dance practice, the elements of dance and choreographic devices.

Use choreographic devices to organise dance sequences, and practise body actions and technical skills.

Perform dances using technical and expressive skills to communicate ideas and intentions to an audience.

Identify how the elements of dance and production elements express ideas in dance they make, perform and view.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be introduced to fundamentals of dance through applying specific movement concepts and strategies
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to test mental and muscle memory through recapping/remembering week 1 dance routine.
  • Students will be further challenged to expand their movement abilities through a fun and engaging dance sequence.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember specific names of dance moves.
  • Students will be encouraged to support each other as they are challenged with a dance sequence that is increased in difficulty.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool down activity

Week 4

  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of fundamental hip hop.
  • Students will work together as they learn a partner work routine.
  • Students will perform in smaller groups at the end of their final session.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool down activity

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Design and perform a variety of movement sequences.


Understanding movement
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact of regular participation on health and wellbeing.

Manipulate and modify the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people to perform movement sequences.

Learning through movement
Participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities.

Apply critical and creative thinking processes in order to generate and assess solutions to movement challenges.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be introduced to fundamentals of dance through applying specific movement concepts and strategies
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to test mental and muscle memory through recapping/remembering week 1 dance routine.
  • Students will be further challenged to expand their movement abilities through a fun and engaging dance sequence.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember specific names of dance moves.
  • Students will be encouraged to support each other as they are challenged with a dance sequence that is increased in difficulty.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool down activity

Week 4

  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of fundamental hip hop.
  • Students will work together as they learn a partner work routine.
  • Students will perform in smaller groups at the end of their final session.
  • Active Warm up
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Games and Q&A
  • Cool down activity

Secondary School

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Use feedback to improve body control and coordination when performing specialised movement skills. Compose and perform movement sequences for specific purposes in a variety of contexts.

Understanding movement
Participate in physical activities that develop health-related and skill-related fitness components.

Demonstrate and explain how the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people can enhance performance.

The Arts: Dance

Use safe dance practice, elements of dance, body actions and improvisations to explore ways of making literal movements into abstract movements.

Develop their choreographic intent by applying the elements of dance to select and organise movement

Practise and refine technical and expressive skills in style-specific techniques.

Structure dances using choreographic devices and form. Rehearse and perform focusing on technical and expressive skills appropriate to style and/or choreographic intent.

Analyse how choreographers use elements of dance and production elements to communicate intent.

Identify and connect specific features of dance from different times and locations.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to understand basic rhythm linking the body to music.
  • Learn a basic and engaging dance routine to boost confidence through participation.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to test mental and muscle memory through recapping/remembering week 1 dance routine.
  • Students will be mentally and physically challenged to learn and perform a longer dance routine.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember specific names of dance moves.
  • Students will learn a Beginner/Intermediate dance routine.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 4

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental hip hop.
  • Students will learn an intermediate dance routine.
  • Students will perform a small group activity focused on working effectively in teams.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Curriculum Links

HPE

Moving the body
Perform and refine specialised movement skills in challenging movement situations. Develop, implement and evaluate movement concepts and strategies for successful outcomes.

Learning through movement
Transfer understanding from previous movement experiences to create solutions to movement challenges.

The Arts: Dance

Explore personal movement style by combining elements of dance and using improvisation and safe dance practice to develop new movement possibilities.

Manipulate combinations of the elements of dance and choreographic devices to communicate their choreographic intent

Practise and refine technical and expressive skills to develop proficiency in genre and style-specific techniques. Structure dances using movement motifs, choreographic devices and form.

Perform dances using genre and style specific techniques, expressive skills and production elements to communicate a choreographer’s intent.

Learning Objectives Learning Activities

Week 1

  • Students will be able to understand basic rhythm linking the body to music.
  • Students will perform a basic and engaging dance routine to boost confidence through participation.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 2

  • Students will be able to test mental and muscle memory through recapping/remembering week 1 dance routine.
  • Students will be mentally and physically challenged to learn and perform an extended dance routine.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Introductory/Fundamental dance moves)
  • Learn basic/beginner routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 3

  • Students will be able to remember specific names of dance moves.
  • Students will perform a Beginner/Intermediate dance routine.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Week 4

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental hip hop.
  • Students will learn an intermediate dance routine.
  • Students will perform a small group activity focused on working effectively in teams.
  • Active Stretching
  • 5 Move Challenge (Beg/Intermediate dance moves)
  • Learn beg/intermediate routine
  • Rest & Recovery/ Static Stretching
  • Cool-down activity

Capabilities: Personal & Social

Self-Awareness and Management

  • They develop a realistic sense of their personal strengths and have a realistic assessment of their own achievements and a sense of self-knowledge and self-confidence.
  • Students develop skills to work independently and to show initiative, learning to be conscientious, delaying gratification and persevering in the face of setbacks and frustrations.

Social Awareness and Management

  • They learn to participate in positive, safe and respectful relationships, defining and accepting individual and group roles and responsibilities.
  • This strand involves students interacting effectively and respectfully with a range of adults and peers.
  • Students learn to negotiate with others; work in teams, positively contribute to groups and collaboratively make decisions; develop leadership skills, resolve conflict and reach positive outcomes.
  • Students develop the ability to initiate and manage successful personal relationships.

Contact our team today and discuss with our team the needs of your students and school. We can adapt our programs to suit the many different environments of schools.

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