Dance Academy - Arts Education Teaching Resource
About this Teaching Resource
Dance Academy: Arts Education supports Middle Years educators with engaging classroom activities, designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of dance, as both an artist and audience.
The website features video clips and production materials from the award-winning television series Dance Academy, stimulus for over 100 downloadable teaching activities that have been aligned with the Australian Curriculum areas of The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media, and Visual), English and Health and Physical Education (Personal Development).
Each activity provides educators with a contemporary approach to exploring elements of The Arts within their classroom, matched with printable student activity sheets and links to additional support materials – including instructional video clips and fact sheets developed by Ausdance.
The teaching activities are searchable by Curriculum Study Area(s), tag word(s), or by one of the four main themes:
- Dance Skills – explores body, movement, technique, choreography, performance and communication through dance.
- Dance Knowledge – explores genre, culture, history and styles of dance; safe dance practices; dance processes; and dance vocabulary.
- Production - explores stagecraft, costume, lighting, design, event management and technology and innovation within dance production.
- Health and Wellbeing – explores health, fitness, human movement, nutrition, personal development and identity.
Access to Dance Academy: Arts Education is freely available with any Dance Academy purchase, or it can be purchased as a standalone resource from the ACTF Shop.