As part of our CBL Big Idea, ‘Curiosity’ we have chosen to be curious about different dance styles in Performing Arts. We started off the term learning about Hip Hop as that has inspired us the most. We are enjoying learning how to perform Hip Hop dance moves to upbeat music. We are currently working on presenting a class Hip Hop routine and have started to demonstrate energy and confidence in our performance. In learning about the dance elements, we have also started to create our own routines with a partner. Here is one below! The girls have really worked on the element of ‘timing’ showing fast and slow movements.
Miss Georgiadis – Performing Arts
In Performing Arts, we have been exploring and presenting Australian Bush Dances. This links with our CBL Big Idea, ‘Identity’ because of our Australian culture. We have enjoyed dancing with our partners and listening to the different types of music involved in a traditional bush dance. We have also enjoyed creating our own bush dances with a partner. We tried to use our hands and feet to create a range of different moves. Check out a few below!
Miss Georgiadis – Performing Arts
Welcome back to Performing Arts!
To begin the term, we have been working on presenting an Australian holiday scene in groups as part of our drama lessons. We have worked together to write our scripts for these scenes and also started to rehearse our performance. This links with the CBL Big Idea, ‘Identity’ as we are sharing stories of our adventures at places such as Funfields, Luna Park, Adventure Park and Philip island and bringing them to life!
Miss Georgiadis and Ms Findlay
This term in Performing Arts, we have started on preparing for our dance concert towards the end of term. As part of our CBL Big Idea, ‘Power’ we are showcasing a range of powerful songs that have influenced the past and now. Some classes are performing the power house hit from Queen, ‘We Will Rock You’ where we get to act out our best rock star characters. Similarly, the pop rock hit from Pink, ‘Just Like Fire’ will expose that we aren’t afraid be expressive with our hard hitting dance moves. More details about the concert will be given out in a few weeks to come!
In Performing Arts, we have been developing our Anti-Bullying Raps in groups and presenting them to the class. We enjoyed everyone sharing their performances to combat bullying through rap. We designed the beats ourselves by using the iPad app, ‘Garageband’ to sing our rap over.
After performing our Anti-Bullying Raps, we finished the term by experimenting with cups to make a performance to ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen. As part of our CBL Big Idea, ‘Power’, we discovered the power of rock by creating different percussion sounds and movements to the song. This included tapping, clapping, flipping, stacking and changing directions.
This term in Performing Arts, as part of our CBL big idea ‘Power’, we have been exploring how raps, beatboxing and lyrics can be powerful. We started off by creating a short rap about ourselves and worked with a partner to beatbox while we rapped. It can be scary to perform in front of others, but we know it will build our confidence!
We then worked in groups to create ostinato rhythm patterns. We learned how it can be powerful to start off with one person repeating a word or phrase and others coming in after. Our topic was ‘Living in Craigieburn’ where we brainstormed what we liked to do in our suburb.
We are now working on our ‘Anti-Bullying’ raps in groups. After brainstorming and then creating our good copy, we will be using ‘Garageband’ to make the beats while we rap. Stay tuned as we present the raps next week!