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Arts and culture

Grade 7

Personal and social skills

Module 4

Dance complements visual art


The dance could be complementary to the visual art, music and drama by means of the activities.

Bring your favourite colour T-shirt (not black or white) to wear to your dance class.

Warming up

  • Warming up should be done increasingly and faithfully. Its purpose is to safeguard the body against injuries, make it supple and keep it in shape and to develop technical skills. Combinations and sequences of movement should be included.
  • The learner should follow the educator’s guidance when a sequence of warming up exercises is introduced. Repetition of sequences and the correct placing of the body are always important in conditioning the body and to make it supple and develop skills.
  • You will get the opportunity to create your own combinations and sequences, which will include elements of design for choreography, e.g. fast, slow, light, flowing, jerky, high, low, quiet or peaceful.
  • Dance and warming up exercises executed faithfully and with purpose can also prepare and strengthen your body for your favourite sport.

Activity 1:

Exploring relationships through dance

[lo 3.3]

Trusting exercise

Explore, discover and observe feelings to develop a sensitive awareness of your own feelings and space as well as those of others.

Form a group in the centre of the room as close as possible to one another without touching.

Walk and thread amongst one another, stay as close as possible to one another without touching or bumping into one another. Make eye contact with one another.

Now, walk away from one another as far as possible in the opposite direction, towards the open space, so that you are alone. Avoid eye contact.

Walk back to the centre of the room again and thread amongst one another as before.

Repeat this activity several times, so that you experience both a group feeling of closeness, and a contrasting, lonely separation.


Discuss what you have learnt about yourself.

  • Am I an outgoing person, who likes to approach other people, or am I withdrawn and wait for other people to approach me?
  • Did I feel rejected or relieved that the others left me alone?
  • Did I feel threatened, or did I enjoy it when other people entered my personal space?

Activity 2:

Counter balancing with a friend

[lo 3.3]

  • The presenter will lead you in this activity.
  • Walk towards a friend. Clasp both hands of our friend in front of you (preferably around the wrists), firmly keeping your bodies in one line. Lean away from one another from the ankles and stretch the elbows, making use of each other’s weight to keep your balance.
  • Bend your knees simultaneously and sit down on the floor without moving your feet, still holding hands.
  • Rise slowly and stretch your knees.
  • Now walk to another friend and repeat the activity.
  • When you developed enough confidence, you can experiment by doing the exercise back-to-back and side-by-side, using only one hand.
  • Now walk to a friend wearing a T-shirt that complements the colour of your T-shirt or walk to friend who is wearing a shirt of a contrasting colour.
  • With a friend devise a movement sequence of your choice that precedes the counter-balancing activity, e.g. begin away from each other. Stretch in any manner, shrink, stretch, do a turning movement, run to one another, hold hands and counter balance.


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 3
PARTICIPATION AND COOPERATION The learner is able to display personal and social skills while participating in arts and culture activities as an individual and in a group
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
GENERAL In regard to 3.1 – 3.8 below:
  • is able to transform personal experiences into forms of expression;
  • is able to make his or her own contribution within the group;
  • discusses, plans and shares resources with others in producing a collective artwork or presentation to promote nation building in South Africa;
MUSIC (3.6 – 3.7)
  • sings and/or plays South African songs from various cultures with appropriate rhythm, tempo and dynamics;
  • creates suitable melodic or non-melodic accompaniment for any South African folk song, anthem or melody;
DRAMA (3.4 – 3.5)
  • works sensitively in a group to explore and develop scenes around personal and social issues, experimenting with alternative solutions to problems;
  • demonstrates ability to listen attentively, respond to cues, speak and move in harmony in a group-dramatised choral verse or dramatised prose item;
  • demonstrates trust-building partner skills through activities such as:
  • creating visually effective contrasting and complimentary shapes;
  • inventing ways to counterbalance weight with a partner.

Questions & Answers

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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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