EYFS

- 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.

 

KS1

- 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.

 

LKS2

- 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.

 

UKS2

- 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.