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Football World Cup – The Rainforest

A few years ago, I was introduced to the musical Yanomamo, when I was asked by Riverside Community Primary School to help choreograph two dances for a show.  Yanomamo "describes the crisis situation in the Amazon Basin, where rainforest trees…

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Football World Cup – football dance

3 easy steps to create a great duet that will inspire boys to dance (and secretly love it!). Football Phrase.  Discuss the different actions that footballers do eg. passing, scoring, tackling, diving, dribbling.  Ask the children to each choose 4…

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Dancing Through the Ages

Social dancing over the last 100 years is a great starting point for creating a dance project.  As discussed last week, I run an annual dance show in one of my regular schools where I deliver PPA cover.  Each class…

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Dance ideas for a performance

Coming up with ideas for a dance project or show concept can be time-consuming, but the rewards for putting in the effort are huge!  Whilst it’s great to teach one-off dance classes to children, it’s amazing working towards the goal…

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Teaching Basic Choreography

In a high quality dance class, it is important to allow the children opportunity to choreograph.  This process helps the children to develop their creativity and enhances their knowledge of the techniques they have learnt and the topic they are…

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10 ways to rehearse a dance

I am in the midst of rehearsals for Jump2it, a new dance festival that I have set up in conjunction with the South Charnwood School Sports Partnership.  I am working with 7 primary schools who will learn / choreograph a…

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