- Create a short movement phase which demonstrates their own ideas.
- Control their body when performing a sequence of movements.
- Talk about what they have done.
- Talk about what others have done.
- Copy, remember and repeat actions.
- Create a short motif with a range of transitions inspired by a stimulus.
- Change the speed and level of their actions.
- Use simple choreographic devices such as unison, canon and mirroring.
- Move in time to music
- Talk about the differences between their work and that of others.
- Identify and repeat the movement patterns and actions of a chosen dance style.
- Compose longer dance sequences in a small group.
- Begin to vary dynamics and develop actions and motifs in response to a stimuli.
- Demonstrate precision, control, rhythm and spatial awareness.
- Change parts of a dance as a result of self-evaluation.
- Watch, describe and evaluate the effectiveness of performances, giving ideas for improvements.
- Use simple dance vocabulary when comparing and improving work.
- Perform with confidence and dramatic expression, using a range of movement patterns.
- Demonstrate strong and controlled movements through a dance sequence.
- Compose individual, partner and group dances that reflect the chosen style.
- Show a change of pace and timing in their movements.
- Dance with fluency and control, linking all movements and ensuring that transitions flow.
- Modify some elements of a sequence as a result of self and peer evaluation.
- Thoroughly evaluate the work of others, suggesting thoughtful and appropriate improvements.
- Use complex dance vocabulary to compare and improve work.