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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!
KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle
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KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle

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This Bundle is for teachers of GCSE dance, delivering revision session in preparation for the written exam (component 2). The bundle contains: Dance appreciation walking talking mock (3 lessons/3 hours) Component 2 performance skills (2 lessons/2 hours) Component 2 choreography (1 lesson/1 hour) Component 2 – Section C (1 lesson/1 hour) Component 2 – Section C: Choreographic Devices and Intent within the Anthology (1 lesson/1 hour) Component 2 - Section C: 12 mark questions (1 lesson/1 hour) Please see each individual resource for more information. Enjoy!
KS1 Dance - Under the Sea SOL
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KS1 Dance - Under the Sea SOL

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UPDATED AND IMPROVED ON 03/10/2021 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 etc. This ‘Sea Creatures’ SOL allows pupils to discover the magic of the sea as well as developing their dance knowledge. Through play, games, activities and group work, pupils will learn how to use a stimulus (sea creatures) to create actions and dance phrases that will develop into a final dance performance piece. This SOL comes with: 6 lesson plans, detailing the activities in each lesson along with coaching points to aid teaching. A 6 lesson PowerPoint including notes under each slide to help with the delivery of the lesson. A document with the pictures of each of the sea creatures to be explored. These can be printed and laminated to hand out to groups so that they know which animal they have been assigned to. A CPD document that should help with aspects of teaching dance that a none dance specialist might find helpful. Notes: The timings of the lesson and the activities within the lesson plans can of course be adapted. Activities can be changed, lengthened, shortened, taken out, differentiated etc. Feel free to adapt this resource to suit your own needs as well as the needs of the children. Feel free to use your own music. I used ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid for the routine itself and instrumental music from the Finding Nemo soundtrack while pupils were taking part in creative group tasks. I loved teaching this SOL and I hope you do too. If you find it helpful, I would massively appreciate it if you could leave me a review 
KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions
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KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions

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KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions This resource has been designed for teachers of GCSE dance revising the dance anthology in preparation for the written exam. This lesson has been created to provide a way for dance students to revise in a fun and interactive way. There are many ways to use this resource: Make it into a game: print out the 1st slide and cut the boxes out. Pupils can pick the boxes at random and have a go at answering the questions on the second slide. Differentiation: You can pre pick the questions prior to the lesson based on your pupil’s strengths and areas of weakness to challenge your pupils appropriately. Print out the 2nd slide for them with their differentiated question on. Whole class activity: As a class decide on a question to tackle and discuss the question together before allowing the pupils to have a go at writing their answers. Homework revision: Print out the PowerPoint for your pupils to allow them to practice the 12 mark questions at home. 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
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
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.
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. :)
KS1 Dance  – Caribbean Calypso SOL
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KS1 Dance – Caribbean Calypso SOL

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UPDATED AND IMPROVED ON 11/10/2021 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). Calypso dance was formed in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago by African people enslaved in the Caribbean in the 1800s. They were treated very badly and had to work in horrific conditions. However, during their free time, they celebrated through singing and dancing and this is how the style began. Although then, the dance style was about telling stories through dance; today, Calypso dance moves are used in Zumba fitness routines as they are fun and energetic. This SOL comes with: 6 lesson plans, detailing the activities in each lesson along with coaching points to aid teaching. A 6 lesson PowerPoint including notes under each slide to help with the delivery of the lesson. A CPD document that should help with aspects of teaching dance that a none dance specialist might find helpful. Notes: The timings of the lesson and the activities within the lesson plans can of course be adapted. Activities can be changed, lengthened, shortened, taken out, differentiated etc. Feel free to adapt this resource to suit your own needs as well as the needs of the children. Feel free to use your own music. I used Luis Fonsi, Stefflon Don – Calypso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnj_EMDUfjY I loved teaching this SOL and I hope you do too. If you find it helpful, I would massively appreciate it if you could leave me a review
KS3 Dance 'Emancipation of Expressionism' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance 'Emancipation of Expressionism' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Emancipation of Expressionism’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at KS3. Using the professional work taught at GCSE level, it will allow pupils to explore the professional work through performance, choreography and appreciation activities suitable for their age range. 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.
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.
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
KS3 Dance - Year 8 - Gumboot Dance  6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance - Year 8 - Gumboot Dance 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Gumboot Dance’ 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching KS3 dance. Purpose: 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=MjSsz52zxZw&list=PLy0tL4nNbWHzFlN3bV5Thv7bhbWmACUbI&index=4&t=10s 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. 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, YouTube clips, TIF Tasks (Take It Further), level descriptors etc. Updated to now include YouTube links to my Gumboot tutorials.
Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Resources
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Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Resources

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This year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. During lessons 1-6, pupils will explore a variety of different stimuli used in choreography e.g. 2D art and text. Pupils will learn how to create and develop motifs based on a stimulus, structure their choreographies and experimenting with choreographic devices. During lessons 7-12, pupils will choose from a list of stimuli (based on the actual GCSE component 1 exam paper), take part in research tasks and choreograph their own group choreography. At the end of the SOW, pupils will be assessed using the GCSE choreography mark sheet. Each lesson comes with starters (bell activities) and lesson objectives. The SOW also includes: Homework 1 – Choreography exam style questions (based on section A of the written dance exam paper) Homework 2 – Programme note with examples. Choreography help sheet (I advise printing this out back to back and laminating for each group) Research task (theory lesson). Please note, the video included in the PowerPoint is from Eaqa. You can use your own example video if you prefer.
KS4 PSHE Social Media vs Real Life
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KS4 PSHE Social Media vs Real Life

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A bit different to the usual dance resources I upload. However, I have created a 1 hour lesson delivery PowerPoint on the theme of social media and how people on social media don’t always show their true selves. Please note, this PowerPoint does not cover cyber crimes, grooming etc. It is much more about how young people may feel about themselves and how they might compare themselves to others based on what they see online. In this PowerPoint you will find lesson objectives, a bell activity (starter), discussion tasks, talking points, TIF tasks and links to YouTube clips (one clip is also embedded). I have also included a marking sheet that can be stuck into pupils books to aid quick marking. My Y10 tutor group loved it and really got stuck in. I hope yours do too.
KS1 Dance - Rainforest Animals/Carnival SOL
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KS1 Dance - Rainforest Animals/Carnival SOL

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UPDATED AND IMPROVED ON 03/10/2021 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). This ‘Rainforest Animals/Carnival’ SOL allows pupils to discover Brazil in a fun, exciting and an imaginative way. During the first 3 lessons of this scheme of learning, pupils will learn about the animals that live in the Amazon Rainforest, which they will use as a stimulus for choreography. The following 3 lessons focuses on carnival, where pupils will be able to take part in their own carnival parade. At the end of this scheme of learning, pupils will have a performance piece that they can perform in an assembly or for parents. This SOL comes with: 6 lesson plans, detailing the activities in each lesson along with coaching points to aid teaching. A 6 lesson PowerPoint including notes under each slide to help with the delivery of the lesson. A document with the pictures of each of the rainforest animals to be explored. These can be printed and laminated to hand out to groups so that they know which animal they have been assigned to. A CPD document that should help with aspects of teaching dance that a none dance specialist might find helpful. Notes: The timings of the lesson and the activities within the lesson plans can of course be adapted. Activities can be changed, lengthened, shortened, taken out, differentiated etc. Feel free to adapt this resource to suit your own needs as well as the needs of the children. Feel free to use your own music. I used Rainforest sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8myYyMg1fFE and ‘Beautiful Creatures’ from the Rio 2 soundtrack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3ZS_4bOfA I loved teaching this SOL and I hope you do too. If you find it helpful, I would massively appreciate it if you could leave me a review :)
BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism Dance Research Journal
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BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism Dance Research Journal

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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 is intended to be used after delivering my ‘L2 BTEC Performing Arts Unit 1 Introduction to Kenrick Sandy and Emancipation of Expressionism’ scheme of learning. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/l2-btec-performing-arts-unit-1-introduction-to-kenrick-sandy-and-emancipation-of-expressionism-12230607 This resource includes 6 x 1-2 hour lessons/practical workshops to guide your BTEC Performing Arts pupils though the information they need to include in their dance research journal once the assignment brief is launched. Each lesson/workshop is complete with bell activities, TIF tasks and homework tasks. All homework tasks link to the dance research journal that pupils need to submit in accordance to the assignment brief. (Please note, the pupils I teach and use this resource with have 2 teachers. I plan and deliver lessons on one dance practitioner – Kenrick Sandy. The other teacher plans and delivers lessons on 2 drama practitioners. This resource covers just what I deliver and therefore only covers 1 practitioner). All YouTube video links used as well as general lesson guidance can be found in the notes section underneath each PowerPoint slide.
KS3 Dance - Year 8 - Objects as Stimulus - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance - Year 8 - Objects as Stimulus - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Objects as Stimulus’ resource is an alternative resource to my ‘Artificial Things’ resource. The difference between the 2 resources is that ‘objects as Stimulus’ can be taught to pupils at KS3 who will progress to either GCSE or BTEC at KS4. Whereas my previous ‘Artificial Things’ resource was aimed at KS3 pupils who would progress to GCSE only. Purpose: This challenging SOL has been designed to encourage pupils to use their imagination and apply their creativity at the same time as developing their dance skills. Choreography skills are homed in on in this SOL, as pupils are given an object as a stimulus (the snow globe) and taught how to create motifs that can be later on developed to create a dance that is entertaining to watch. Later on in the SOL, pupils choose their own object as a stimulus to create and develop their own motifs into their own choreographies. Throughout the choreography tasks, dance appreciation is explored through questioning why pupil’s motifs relate to their object stimulus and what actions, space, dynamics and relationships they have used. Although choreography is the main focus of this SOL, performance skills are not forgotten. Performance skills are referenced and developed alongside choreography skills. Pupils will have the opportunity to view each other’s work and provide feedback to improve their own and other’s work. 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), games, level descriptors etc. 1 lesson cover work worksheet exercise. Music suggestions can be found on my ‘KS3 Dance ‘Objects as Stimulus’ SOL’ playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/sam.foxford/playlist/7y7nkuVWZtbqLqur6s9TZ6?si=UCMcqRkEQLSHcre0I642kg
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
KS4 GCSE Dance Anthology Quiz
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KS4 GCSE Dance Anthology Quiz

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The KS4 GCSE Dance Anthology Quiz is great as a lesson starter, plenary or revision task. It includes questions on all 6 professional works from the GCSE dance anthology.