{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet

{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
{Grade 6, Unit 1} Dance Activity Packet
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The Grade 5 Dance activity packet is aligned with the Ontario curriculum expectations for Grade 6 - The Arts. This packet has students continue to explore each of the elements of dance, and an emphasis is placed on all five elements of dance. The five elements of dance addressed in this packet are: body, space, time, energy, and relationship. Students are asked to focus on refining their knowledge and understanding of each of the five elements, and explore how ideas can be communicated through the combination of elements of dance.

Elements of Dance:
The elements addressed in this packet are:
A. Body - body awareness, use of body parts, body shapes, locomotor and non-locomotor movements, body bases, symmetry vs. asymmetry, geometric vs. organic shape, angular vs. curved shape.
B. Space - pathways, directions, positive vs. negative space, proximity of dancers to one another, various group formations.
C. Time - tempo, rhythm, pause, stillness, with music, without music, duration, acceleration/deceleration.
D. Energy - effort, force, quality.
E. Relationship - dancers to props/objects, meet/part, follow/lead, emotional connections, groupings.

What lessons are included in this packet?
This packet includes 24 lessons. You can split each lesson into multiple lessons depending on how well students work with the elements and movement concepts, as well as the time each dance class allows. The lessons included in this packet are:
Lesson 1.1: Introducing Dance
Lesson 1.2: Body Awareness
Lesson 1.3: Body Parts
Lesson 1.4: Body Bases and Body Zones
Lesson 1.5: Movement Types
Lesson 1.6: Body Shapes
Lesson 1.7: Exploring Symmetry
Lesson 1.8: Geometric vs. Organic Shapes
Lesson 1.9: Angular vs. Curved Shapes
Lesson 1.10: The Element of Body
Lesson 1.11: Moving with Space in Mind
Lesson 1.12: Directions
Lesson 1.13: Positive and Negative Space
Lesson 1.14: Use of Props in Movement
Lesson 1.15: Group Formations
Lesson 1.16: Tempo and Rhythm
Lesson 1.17: Duration
Lesson 1.18: Effort and Force
Lesson 1.19: Quality
Lesson 1.20: Relationships
Lesson 1.21: Moving with Emotion
Lesson 1.22: Creating Dances
Lesson 1.23: Aboriginal Dances
Lesson 1.24: Researching Dance

This packet includes 7 rubrics and 21 anecdotal records that can be used throughout this unit to assess student understanding of the elements of dance, as well as their ability to follow directions and choose appropriate movements. There are also 30 posters included in this packet that help to address the elements of dance and the different ways in which students can move.

What assessments are included in this packet?
This packet has students work on providing feedback to their peers. Students are often asked to work together with small groups of students to create dance sequences. Students, in other groups, are provided with feedback tools that they can use to help give feedback to their classmates. There is also a final activity included in this packet where students create a dance sequence using the elements of body and space, as well as a third element of their choice.

The two assignments included in this packet are:
Assignment 1.1: Dance and the Elements of Dance Reflection Journal
Assignment 1.2: Exploring the Element of Body
Assignment 1.3: Group Formations
Assignment 1.4: Creating Dances
Assignment 1.5: Researching Dance

Is this packet very different than the other dance packets?
This packet is more in-depth than the other packets. This is because students are capable of understanding more of the purpose of each dance element. While some of the activities (movement activities) might be the same, there are a majority of them that are different.

Questions? Concerns?
I am here to help! If you have any questions about this unit, or any of my units, please leave me a question under the Q&A tab below. Or, you can email me at teachingthroughthelookingglass@gmail.com.

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