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Spend less time planning and more time enjoying teaching by downloading my tried and tested Dance resources. Choose from individual resources or make great savings with my bundle offers! I am a secondary school Dance teacher and have been teaching Dance since 2012. During my teaching career I have also had the pleasure of teaching Dance in primary schools and have trained both primary and secondary school teachers. Happy Browsing!

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Spend less time planning and more time enjoying teaching by downloading my tried and tested Dance resources. Choose from individual resources or make great savings with my bundle offers! I am a secondary school Dance teacher and have been teaching Dance since 2012. During my teaching career I have also had the pleasure of teaching Dance in primary schools and have trained both primary and secondary school teachers. Happy Browsing!
KS2 Dance -  Greek SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources
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KS2 Dance - Greek SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

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This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Greece (or any topic connected to Greece, celebration, different cultures etc). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For music I use ‘Zorba The Greek – Sirtaki’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlcxN0lxSo
KS1 Dance – Toys topic – Toys SOW
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KS1 Dance – Toys topic – Toys SOW

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This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of the Toys (or any topic connected to toys, gifts, Christmas, celebration). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 30 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Performance music ‘Epic Music – Toys Come Alive’: Enjoy!
KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW
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KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW

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This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Rainforests (or any topic connected to rainforests, Brazil, carnival or celebration). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Included are pictures of rainforest animals that I printed out and laminated to make ‘rainforest animal cards’ that are needed in the lessons. I used rainforest sounds with the delivery of the SOW: For the dance routine itself I used ‘Beautiful Creatures’ from the Rio 2 soundtrack: Enjoy!
Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!
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Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!

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This Bundle is for teachers of GCSE dance teaching GCSE Dance to Y10 pupils. It includes everything you need to prepare your Year 10s for Year 11. Each 6 week SOW focuses on one of the professional works from the GCSE Dance anthology; exploring the professional work through choreography, performance and appreciation tasks (following the advice from AQA). This bundle is tried and tested as it is the second year that I have used the included resources. I am proud to say that my pupils have enjoyed the variety of tasks included and have felt confident completing year 10 in preparation for Year 11. The SOW should be followed in the following order: 1st Half term – Emancipation of Expressionism 2nd Half term – Artificial Things 3rd Half Term – Shadows 4th Half Term – A Linha Curva 5th Half term – Infra 6th Half Term – Within Her Eyes Please see individual resources for more information. I hope this bundle provides GCSE Dance teachers with less time planning and more time enjoying teaching. :)
KS2 Dance -  World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources
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KS2 Dance - World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

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This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during any topic connected to war and battle. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For music I use ‘Olly Murs - Army of Two’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zk2PCti8-c
GCSE Dance Glossary
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GCSE Dance Glossary

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This resource is for teachers of GCSE dance. With the help of the online AQA glossary, I have created a excel document with 3 tabs: Choreography, Performance and Appreciation. I have printed and laminated each tab (A3) to use as posters in my dance studio. My dancers find these posters really helpful to refer to in class.
KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW
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KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW

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This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Sea Creatures (or any topic connected to Sea Creatures, Oceans, Water). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Included are pictures of sea creatures in well-known children’s films that I printed out and laminated to make ‘Sea Creature Picture cards’ that are needed within the lessons. Background music: For the dance routine itself I used ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid soundtrack: Enjoy!
L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Presentation/Promotional Material lessons
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L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Presentation/Promotional Material lessons

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This is a resource for teachers of Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts Unit 1: Exploring the Performing Arts and are up to the presentation/promotional material task. This resource in intended to be used at a point where pupils have a good knowledge of the practitioners and repertoire that they are studying (preferably after the research journal task). This resource is a very general guide though what is needed in their presentations/ promotional material which is broken up into 6 lessons to chunk it down in easy to manage tasks. This resource references 3 performing arts practitioners: Kenrick Sandy (Dance), Mark Wheeller (Drama) and Frantic Assembly (Physical Theatre). However, this can be very easily adapted for your chosen practitioners. If you would like to view my dance schemes of learning leading up to this point, the links are as follows: L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Introduction to Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/l2-btec-performing-arts-unit-1-introduction-to-kenrick-sandy-and-emancipation-of-expressionism-12230607 L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism Dance Research Journal https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/btec-performing-arts-unit-1-kenrick-sandy-and-emancipation-of-expressionism-dance-research-journal-12273618
KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at KS3. In the school where I teach, every year we have a Year 9 musical (this year was Hairspray) and all the Year 8 pupils watch during a matinee performance. This SOW has been created for my Year 8 pupils after they have watched our Year 9 performance of Hairspray. The delivery PowerPoint includes questions which refer to the performance that they have watched and the whole point of the SOW is for them to learn the finale dance ‘You can’t Stop the Beat’. You may be thinking, ‘What am I going to do with this resource?’. Well, you’re going to need to adapt it to suit you yes but it will work in a variety of ways. First of all, it can be used as a tutorial of how to turn a series of rehearsals into a series of lessons (learning other key dance skills and terminology in the process). You could use It as a guide to create your own SOW for whatever musical your school has just put on or simply show a YouTube clip of a live performance of ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’. We haven’t chosen next years musical yet but I will be using this SOL and will adapt it to fit. The delivery PowerPoint includes starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/‘talking points’ for each lesson, homework and assessment activities at week 3 and week 6 to record progress.
KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!
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KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

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This KS2 Dance Bundle includes 5 SOW: Rock and Roll Bollywood Greek Dancing Rhythms World Wars Each SOW includes 6 detailed lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Song recommendations are also given with links to the song on YouTube. For more information, see the individual SOW. Enjoy!
KS3 Dance - Year 7 -  Street Dance - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance - Year 7 - Street Dance - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint

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This street dance resource is for teachers of KS3 dance (preferably in the third term after teaching my ‘intro to dance’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ SOL. This SOL can be taught to pupils at KS3 who will progress to either GCSE or BTEC at KS4. Purpose: This lively and upbeat SOL has been created to really engage pupils within their dance studies. As this SOL is taught in term 3 after ‘intro to dance’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ pupils are expected to use the performance, choreography and appreciation skills that they have previously learnt and apply them to a different style of dance. Within this SOL, pupils should be taught a brief history of how street dance originated through bell activities and discussion tasks as well as a teacher lead street dance phrase. This SOL encourages pupils to explore the shapes that their body can make through experimentation, improvisation and games; building up their confidence before stretching and challenging pupils to choreograph a solo dance move using the letters in their name as a stimulus. As this is the last SOL of Year 7, pupils prepare their final structured street dance including their solo dance moves as their final assessed dance performance of year 7. Using the knowledge and terminology that they have gained throughout the year, pupils will have the opportunity to view each other’s work and provide feedback to improve their own and other’s work in Year 8. Includes: 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, TIF tasks (Take It Further), YouTube clips, level descriptors etc. Music suggestions can be found on my KS3 Year 7 ‘Street Dance’ SOL Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/sam.foxford/playlist/5okbPtkzjxoM6pTLxzcHfg?si=2XmQLz00TgeeeLbFBaFLVw
KS2 Dance -  Rock and Roll SOW – 6x60min lesson plans and resources
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KS2 Dance - Rock and Roll SOW – 6x60min lesson plans and resources

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This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during any topic connected to America, celebration, famous people etc). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 60 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For music I use ‘Jail House Rock’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plaDFJpOfMs
KS1 Dance – Titanic topic – Titanic Waltz SOW
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KS1 Dance – Titanic topic – Titanic Waltz SOW

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This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of the Titanic (or any topic connected to the Titanic, Liverpool, Belfast, Waltz). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Performance music ‘The Wedding Dance Waltz’: Enjoy!
EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources
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EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

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The Let It Grow SOW has been designed with high ability EYFS children in mind but could also be taught to KS1 children in relation to a ‘Plants’ topic. The 6 week SOW structures together a final performance about the plant cycle from seeds, into a flower and then returning once again to seeds. Throughout the 6 lessons, pupils will develop their spatial awareness and will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to explore different actions using the plant cycle as their stimulus. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 30 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slpz0D35oRI and/or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJijFOoL4Y
Y9 'All Around the World' Dance Home Learning Tasks (6 Weeks)
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Y9 'All Around the World' Dance Home Learning Tasks (6 Weeks)

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I have created this 6 week ‘All Around the World’ home learning project with the intention of setting my Year 9 dance class one task a week (while working from home due to COVID19), starting on the 1st June. Each week investigates dance related to a particular country/continent and throughout the project, pupils who engage with the task will develop skills and knowledge needed at KS4, whether pupils are planning to study BTEC or GCSE dance. If you think you will find it useful too, feel free to use it yourself :) (Note: TIF means Take It Further and is a challenge task)
Teaching Transferable Skills (KS3 and KS2)
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Teaching Transferable Skills (KS3 and KS2)

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This resource contains 4 lessons dedicated to developing pupils transferable skills (communication, time management, creative problem solving and team work) though Performing Arts games and activities. Each lesson focuses on one of the 4 transferable skills (communication, time management, creative problem solving and team work). Each lesson is complete with starter activities (in the form of Bell tasks) and TIF tasks (take it further). I am a Performing Arts teacher but strongly believe that you do not have to be a Performing Arts teacher to deliver these lessons as each game is explained on the PowerPoint. I created these lessons after observing pupils in my class who didn’t appear to have the transferable skills that they needed to fully engage with the activities of my lessons. It dawned on me that we as teachers sometimes presume that pupils naturally have the transferable skills that we need them to have e.g. working in a group environment but we don’t tend to ‘teach’ them those transferable skills or dedicate lessons to help them develop such skills. So that’s exactly what I decided to to do. I created these lessons with my Year 8 classes in mind but I am sure year 7 and even primary school aged children would enjoy these lessons. My year 8s really enjoyed these lessons and I feel made an impact. I now often refer to them when teaching my normal curriculum lessons. e.g. "you have 5 min to complete this task, remember our time management lesson…’ This resource would also be good for PSHCE and for teachers teaching pupils with additional needs.
L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Introduction to Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism
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L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Introduction to Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism

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This is a resource for teachers of Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts Unit 1: Exploring the Performing Arts choosing to study Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism for one of their practitioners. This resource includes 7 1-2 hour workshops (3 practical and 4 theory) That I created in the summer holidays and taught to my Y10s in the 1st half term of the school year. I found that it was a great way to introduce Kenrick and EofE before the assignment brief was officially launched. I am in the process of creating/developing/teaching Unit 1 at the moment and will upload the lessons I create post the assignment brief is launched once they are tried, tested and tweaked. :) Each workshop is complete with bell activities and TIF tasks. Links to YouTube clips are provided. Some workshops include homework tasks. I created the 7 workshops with the unit 1 specification in mind, with my knowledge/experience of teaching EofE as part of the GCSE and my new found knowledge after reading the EofE Education pack available on the BoyBlue website (http://boyblueent.com/?page_id=148). I refer to pages/sections from the education pack in some of the workshops. Please note, some of my activity ideas are not my own and are what has been suggested in the Boy Blue education pack. I do recommend that anyone teaching EofE, purchase the education pack alongside my resource. However, you will be able to teach all of the workshops I have provided even if you have not got a copy of the education pack.
KS3 Dance - Year 7 - Intro to Dance  - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance - Year 7 - Intro to Dance - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Intro to Dance’ 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at the beginning of Year 7 (or whenever dance is first introduced in your school). Purpose: This SOL is to be taught right at the beginning of Year 7. Lesson 1 is designed to inform pupils of the dance studio rules and what to expect from their secondary school dance lessons. Throughout this SOL, pupils will gain and develop basic performance skills through working as a whole class to perform a teacher taught phrase that consists of the different dance body actions: jump/elevation, turn, gesture, stillness/balance, travel and transfer of weight. Working in small groups, students will gain and develop basic choreography skills through the creation of their own phrase using the knowledge gained through the performance task and will have the opportunity to view each other’s work and provide feedback to improve their own and other’s work. Throughout this SOL there is an emphasis on safety in the dance studio where pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of basic health and safety requirements for dance. Includes: 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 etc. 6 lesson (60 min per lesson) delivery PowerPoint with: lesson objectives, starters (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria,TIF tasks (Take It Further), level descriptors etc. 1 cover work worksheet exercise. Music Suggestions can be found on my KS3 Dance ‘Intro to Dance’ Spotify Playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/sam.foxford/playlist/22W0aTmLYP8LeqUCmPaSuc?si=ihV6HC9GSRqmbCuTY0NyvQ
KS1 Dance - Caribbean topic – Caribbean Calypso SOW
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KS1 Dance - Caribbean topic – Caribbean Calypso SOW

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This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of the Caribbean (or any topic connected to the Caribbean, holidays or Zumba). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For the dance routine I used ‘Baila Pa Emociona Calypso’ Enjoy!