This ‘Gumboot Dance’ 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching KS3 dance (ideally in year 8 after delivering my ‘Objects as Stimulus’ SOL).
This SOL explores the history and evolution of South African Gumboot dance. Pupils will gain and develop basic dance appreciation skills through watching clips of Gumboot dancing and '“Gumboots” Through the eyes of Michael Moloi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yX1E-Zb-fY which will lead into discussions about the history of the style in relation to actions, space, dynamics and relationships. Props are introduced from lesson 4 and inspiration on how to use them is drawn from Stomp the Musical. Pupils will gain and develop basic performance and choreography skills through working as a whole class to perform set Gumboot rhythms using unison, repetition and action and reaction. Working in small groups, pupils are encouraged to be creative and are allocated time to experiment and improvise choreographic ideas with their groups resulting in a group performance of their Gumboot choreographies that include a prop. Pupils will have the opportunity to view each other’s work and provide feedback to improve their own and other’s work. This SOL also provides pupils with research homework tasks to promote independence and research skills needed at KS4.
- Detailed 6 lesson (60 min lessons) SOL with: aims, learning outcomes, time scale, resources, key words, level descriptors, lesson calendar, lesson objectives, starter activities (bell tasks), main activities, skills, assessment for learning, differentiation, TIF Tasks (Take It Further) and homework.
- 6 lesson (60 min per lesson) delivery PowerPoint with: lesson objectives, starter (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria, YouTube clips, TIF Tasks (Take It Further), level descriptors etc.