30 dance plans with hints and tips to enable successful, creative dance lessons.
The lesson plans in this resource pack are largely aimed at primary school aged children and have been devised to allow the participants to engage in creative and expressive activities but you may well find they are easily applied to many other situations or age groups. No dance experience is required to deliver these plans – they can be printed and used immediately with simple to follow instructions.
Each session has been written as a stand-alone plan; they are all time framed, though they do contain ideas for ‘adding challenge’ to meet the needs of different age groups or to extend the activity past the initial lesson. The plans have different coloured banners, this indicates whether it is a relaxed (red), moderate (orange) or high energy (green) activity as well as a suggestion for suitable music (with links).
Written by dance specialists Jo Cone, Louise Jaggard and Claire Pring.
Making a Move is a fantastic, varied resource which we have used with Year 6 children…In particular the use of vocabulary has helped the children with their own creative responses.
– Torridon Primary School, Lewisham
The plans enable children to…
- Respond creatively & expressively to ideas
- Work collaboratively with/without contact
- Problem solve and increase confidence
- Experience dance and movement linked to the National Curriculum
- Learn in an active and engaging way
- Engage, regardless of different ages, levels of experience or physical ability
If schools feel that they would benefit from further support the authors Jo, Louise or Claire, would be happy to deliver CPD either by a visit to your school or through platforms such as Skype or Zoom.