Dance lessons have the potential to be exciting, creative, and fun. They can be a time for children to explore ideas about the world they live in, experiment with ways their bodies move, and learn to appreciate this most physical of art forms by combining it with others ... and they can also be the teacher's worst nightmare!
This down-to-earth book is written for Primary and Secondary school teachers who are faced with teaching their students dance as part of the national curriculum, but who have no specialist dance training. The book explains how to structure a lesson, set and develop tasks, and give specific examples of tried and tested things to say and do to get children moving creatively, with seven different schemes of work for Key Stages 1 - 3.
Kathryn Sexton initially trained as a Physical Education Teacher specialising in dance. She is a highly experienced teacher and now combines work in a Bromley secondary school with freelance INSET provision, and delivers dance training for agencies including Keynote and Essex Dance.
A CD, Short Pinch, available separately, contains music tracks by D M Woodgate, for use with the lessons in the book....