A one-off dance lesson linked to the music ‘Dance Macabre’ by Saint Saens’.
The dance is very closely linked to the structure of the music starting with the clock chiming 12 followed by footsteps & uses the typical ghoulish characters of skeletons, ghosts, witches, spiders and black cats.
Each ghoulish character has a different movement quality, e.g. skeleton is stiff and angular, the ghost is light & floaty etc…
As the music changes from one section to the next the children change from one character to another, thus all of the children are active all of the time. The teacher notes indicate when the sections change in minutes & seconds - most systems are able to show these as part of their display.
The dance lasts approximately 2 minutes & it resolves itself by the children realising they are looking at a fancy dress party - thus hopefully not giving anyone nightmares!