The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Students will develop skills in dance and movement performance and composition. They will gain an understanding of methods of integrating movement and dance with other creative arts activities and with other areas of the primary curriculum.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2019.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Compose and perform movement pieces that demonstrates the elements of dance;

2. Design movement activities for primary children focusing on body awareness and body activities in creative and set dance forms;

3. Integrate movement and dance activities with creative arts and other key learning areas;

4. Conduct movement and dance activities within the framework of safe dance practices.


  • Body Awareness Activities
  • Set and Directed dance activities
  • Elements of movement and dance
  • Safe dance practices
  • Creative movement and dance composition
  • Programming with movement and dance


For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Teaching Resource

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Practical Demonstration: Group Choreography, Performance & Teaching