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I have been teaching Performing Arts for over 10 years and I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with you. Most recently I was teaching in Bangkok, prior to this I was The Director of Theatrical Productions in Amman, Jordan for 2 years. Before this I was Head of Dance in a school in the UK for 4 years. I hope you find my resources helpful and if you do please leave a review. There are a mixture of Dance, Healthy living and PSHE resources for a range of ages and curriculum.

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I have been teaching Performing Arts for over 10 years and I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with you. Most recently I was teaching in Bangkok, prior to this I was The Director of Theatrical Productions in Amman, Jordan for 2 years. Before this I was Head of Dance in a school in the UK for 4 years. I hope you find my resources helpful and if you do please leave a review. There are a mixture of Dance, Healthy living and PSHE resources for a range of ages and curriculum.
A level Dance - Essay writing
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A level Dance - Essay writing

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This bundle is aimed at teachers of A Level Dance (AQA) Included in this bundle are: 10 Practice essay questions with mark scheme and area for feedback and student respones 4 student resources for improving their essays. 29 page resource that helps to prepare your students for considering context in their essays. This resource includes; images and explanations of contextual information in relation to American Jazz Dance 1940 - 1975; teacher guidance notes; 2 sample essays using the PEED structure.
KS3 Dance SOW
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KS3 Dance SOW

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Three Key Stage 3 Schemes of work. This is a great bundle, and if you teach KS3 on rotation then this is your year sorted out. Each SOW is 6 weeks lessons some lesson ppts are included for each SOW to give you an idea of how I presented this to my students. I have enjoyed all of these SOW, they have been particularly engaging for boys.
Introduction to Shadows - GCSE Dance
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Introduction to Shadows - GCSE Dance

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This is a single ppt introducing shadows and encouraging initial thoughts and interpretations from the students. It could be extended to cover 2 one hour lessons simply by encouraging longer discussion and sharing of ideas It also provides an overview of the unit and a long term homework task. This would also be usable for your online learners. I do not have permission to share the videos from the AQA website but you will need two of them for this lesson: the whole work video and the interview with Christopher Bruce
TOP SECRET! Year 7 Dance SOW
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TOP SECRET! Year 7 Dance SOW

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SUBJECT: Dance Year 7 AREA: creating dance on a theme ALSO SUITABLE FOR: Dance year 6, PE (Dance unit) This is by far one of my most favourite SOW. Its engaging for boys, girls, reluctant dancers and high ability. It is fun and accessible on so many levels. I have adapted it several times over the years, please feel free to continue to adapt for your learners too. Resources in this pack 7 week SOW including differentiation, blooms questioning and links to GCSE PPT for Baseline lesson, Lesson 1, 2 and 4 PPT of structures in dance (you won’t need all of these for year 7 but its good to have) The Letters (resource to print or use electronically - these are each mission). I would normally put these in envelopes for each group to open at the start of each lesson. A workbook for non doers to work through and remain engaged in the lesson (possibly adaptable for your online learners if you are teaching a blended lesson Check list for peer assessment
DANCE - KS3 - CAPOEIRA SOW
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DANCE - KS3 - CAPOEIRA SOW

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In this resource pack you will find the following: 5/6 week SOW with links to GCSE Intro (Lesson1 ) PPT - this is doable online/ blended Lesson 2 PPT Lesson 3 PPT Peer assessment sheet for lesson 4 Lesson 5 is your performance lesson (no resources needed) Lesson 6 - self assessment (module summary) and worksheet on capoeira provided
GCSE dance Homework / online workbook
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GCSE dance Homework / online workbook

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I have pulled together a range of my resources to create a 69page work booklet for your GCSE dance students. Also suitable in some parts for PE: healthy diet, warm up and cool down This could be used during your online learning, as a homework booklet or as a booklet of activities you pull out for cover lessons! However you use it , there are bank of activities along with a tracking page at the start and the level descriptors 1-9 at the end
Origins of Jazz SOW
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Origins of Jazz SOW

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This PPT is a sequence of 10 lesson (2 hours lessons) for A Level Dance It has a both information and activities for your students It includes information on the following practitioners and there influences on the development of this style: African Roots European Influences Mistral shows Buddy Bradley and Fred Astaire Busby Berkley Jack Cole Katherine Dunham Gene Kelly (Singing in the Rain) Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) Bob Fosse Matt Mattox, Luigi and Gus Giodorno DANNY BURACZESKI Twyla Tharp
Production Roles Design Workbook - set, costume and hair and make-up
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Production Roles Design Workbook - set, costume and hair and make-up

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23 page workbook designed with BTEC, NCFE and ASDAN Performing Arts courses in mind. Editable for you to make more specific to your course or use as is for your students. Real world situation: Dance Showcase You can change what you are designing for or keep as is: Dance Showcase with three trios that need the production roles of Costume Designer, Set Designer and Hair and Make-up Designer filled. Page 1 states the purpose of the workbook as follows: In this workbook are activities that will contribute to your final grades this year. You will be assessed on your research document and logbook entries (Criteria 1), on your participation and contribution in rehearsal (Criteria 2), your performance and application of performance skills (Criteria 3) and finally your contribution to the production process (Criteria 4). You can be awarded pass, merit, or distinction for each of these criteria. What does this mean? To complete criterion 4, you must complete some design tasks. Below is a list of options, you must complete at least two of these roles. To achieve a distinction, you need to produce work that is successful as well as inspired and inventive; the work will demonstrate a concrete understanding of stimulus, choreographic intention and overall dance ideas. Be sure to read all the tasks before deciding on which 2 to complete. Design options – you must complete at least 2 ● Costume – developing and shaping ideas, e.g. mood boards, producing draft sketches, pitching ideas, making changes, refining ideas and creating final designs, e.g. drawings showing construction methods and materials ● Set – developing and shaping ideas, e.g. mood boards, producing draft sketches, pitching ideas, making changes, refining ideas and creating final designs, e.g. scale plans, 3-D models and annotated drawings ● Make-up – developing and shaping ideas, e.g. mood boards, producing draft sketches, pitching ideas, making changes, refining ideas and creating final designs, e.g. facial plans.
The Healthy Dancer
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The Healthy Dancer

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Created for: BTEC Level 3 unit 13 - The Healthy Dancer Suitable for: GCSE PE (Dance specialism) This is a 70 page ppt covering several topics to enable students to create their own fitness program . Topics include: Structure of human body: Skeletal System, Muscular System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Respiratory System Functions of the human body Factors that affect training The effects of training on each system covered above Injury prevention and care Aspects of fitness Safe Dance Practice
DANCE KS3-  written task
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DANCE KS3- written task

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Attached is an end of year written test for KS3 dance in the style of the GCSE Dance paper. Feel free to use what is useful to you from it. I have done this with year 7-9 as an end of year test. But you could easily use this for Online lessons.
Online Lesson - Dance through the decades (1920s)
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Online Lesson - Dance through the decades (1920s)

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This is the first lesson of 8 looking at dance through the decades. In this lesson we explore the “Roaring 20s” The lesson can be followed online by students using a range of videos or if you are in person you can also teach this fun 1920’s steps!
INFRA - Set /staging analysis
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INFRA - Set /staging analysis

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This lesson allows GCSE Dance students to break down 3 sections of Infra in order to analyse the set/ staging. It ends in a practice 12 mark question: Discuss how the staging/set and the lighting in Infra contribute to our appreciation of the work. Therefore students will need to have also studied the lighting prior to this lesson. Alternatively, you can adapt this to 6 mark question just on set/staging.
RSE Menopause for teenagers
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RSE Menopause for teenagers

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This lesson is designed for the non-specialist, however if you have any questions prior to delivery please do not hesitate to contact me: ceriseve@hotmail.co.uk Feel free to add in or remove tasks. This lesson is designed for students to do a lot of the discovery for themselves with reading tasks and quick search and discussion tasks. This may take more than one lesson so split it up or simply miss out some slides and tasks to suit your students Encourage your students to be open in their discussion but respectful and kind. Depending on your class you may need to cover some ground rules on this kind of discussion before having them. It is not designed for any particular curricula, rather provides the most up to date information on the topic as of February 2023 Topics and tasks: Starter research task to get students finding the most unique facts they can on this topic. You will need to use “jamboard” or any other method of collating their ideas. Post-it notes on the white white board will achieve the same goal Discussion on the difference between perimenopause and menopause Symptoms of menopause leading to a discussion about impact of this on women in the workplace Facts on “why is this important to discuss” with focus on the gender health gap Treatment: HRT and ERT. What it is and what it is not. 9 min video “Why women are refused HRT” Student reading task (1) on why its important for males to also be informed on this topic followed by a discussion prompting empathy and kindness Student reading task (2) about the gender equality gap in research surrounding menopause Final quiz (provided by Rochester University) Sources slide should you want to read further on the topic
Christmas Themed lessons - English
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Christmas Themed lessons - English

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This resource details 33 slides of tasks, teacher notes and information and activities. The lessons are aimed at grade 7/8 (USA) year 8/9 students (UK). There are at least 3 lessons worth of activities depending on your class ability and personal teacher choices. I encourage you to adapt this to your students needs and abilities. This would suit those last few days of term where you need something educational but seasonal and fun to do (but you are just too tired to make the slides yourself) The Lesson objective is: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to understand and appreciate the cultural significance of Christmas by exploring various traditions and customs associated with the holiday. Included in this resouce: Detailed and decorative PPT slides with information on Christmas traditions including its religious aspects, the significance of 25th December, world wide traditions, Victorian influence on current traditions and much more. A range of tasks including socratic questioning for class discussion, suggested 40 minute reading options and analysis slides you can share with your class to complete and a creative writing task. Please remember to leave a review!
West Side Story Resources
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West Side Story Resources

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Subject: Dance Curriculum: Suitable for A Level Dance and BTEC level 2 and 3 Performing Arts Two resources to help your students studying West Side Story Overview of “The Sharks” describing who is who Overview of all characters in West Side Story I found this helped my students understand the story better and later make connections between the dance elements and how they communicate character and relationships.
KS3 Dance: FLAMENCO
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KS3 Dance: FLAMENCO

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This is three lessons in 1 ppt. It is usable for online learners and contains links to resources they will need. You will need to also set up FLIPGRID in order to see their videos (or any other ways - google classroom, teams etc) It covers the basics of Flamenco and an introduction to its origins. Students will also create their own 8 count “Zapeteado” rhythm. You can have them do this as solos or in pairs. The 3rd lesson is working in pairs to create duets using mirroring and unsion.
Healthy Eating
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Healthy Eating

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This PPT covers the basics of a healthy diet and the effects. It was designed for ASDAN and I have used it for year 7/8 but may also serve well for revision for older students that also need this information in GCSE PE or Dance
Romeo and Juliet Task act 3 scene 1
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Romeo and Juliet Task act 3 scene 1

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This is an independant learning and devising task that explores the gang relationship between Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt. Advisable prior knowledge: marking the moment, freezeframes, improvised dialogue, slow motion and stage fighting.
Haka workshop
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Haka workshop

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I used this as part of an enrichment day activity. I had years 7 - 9 all mixed ability. It's a fun one off or the a good starting point for a unit of work.
INFRA - Analysis of lighting
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INFRA - Analysis of lighting

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In this lesson students will: Describe the lighting in Infra Understand why the lighting has been used by Wayne McGregor Be able to answer exam questions based on lighting. This free lesson guides you through the criteria for writing a 12 mark essay question on: Explaining how lighting enhances our understanding of Infra. If you like this lesson you can buy the bundle of 6 lessons including this one plus two on costume, one on aural setting and one on set design