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JumpStart have just launched ‘Dance Made Easy’ – our brand new training event for primary school teachers. This course has been developed in response to all the emails I’ve received over the past year from primary teachers asking for advice on music, planning, resources and creating dance for performances. I’m putting in all the knowledge I have gained in the last 13 years into the day, so it’ll be jam-packed full of useful ideas to take away and immediately use in your classrooms.
Have you found yourself saying… “Dance isn’t an area I feel confident in”? Or…”I find dance difficult to teach as I’m not creative”? Some of the teachers that have been on previous JumpStart training events have said these exact words. And yet by the end of the day, those same teachers are gushing about dance…”Can’t believe I was paid to have so much fun! The kids will love what I take back!”…and “[I] find your courses so inspiring, practical and confidence giving that I can go back to school and use the ideas straight away with the help of the lesson plans”.
We will go right back to basics and ask…What is dance? You may be surprised by the answer! So if your only experience of dance was at your own primary school, or shuffling around the nightclub dance floor after a few too many jagermeisters (!) then this is the course for you.
I will breakdown the basics of choreography – improvisation, selection, development – and how this can be applied in your own teaching. I’ll examine the concepts of technique, performance and appreciation so that they can be incorporated within your planning.
We will also look at how classroom topics can be explored through dance, how to engage boys (especially those in year 5 and 6) and how to develop a dance idea.
I know music is a big issue for many teachers and it’s the topic I get asked most about. So I’ll be addressing music selection, give you a big list of all the tracks I use on a regular basis and how to go about finding your own.
Finally! Each delegate will receive a Dance Class in a Box pack, which will contain 3 ready-made lesson plans for you to take away and try out with your children. There will be one for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. There will also be a DVD of some of the key moves and techniques we’ll have covered in the session.
Dance Made Easy takes place on Monday 6th July 10am – 3pm.
Leicester College, Abbey Park Campus.
I’m already taking bookings and it’s going to fill up fast. Book now to avoid disappointment.
To discuss this course in more detail, call me on 07738042089 or email [email protected]