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Sam's Dance Resources

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!

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!
KS3 Dance Year 7 ‘Street Dance’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Dance Year 7 ‘Street Dance’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘street dance’ resource is for teachers of KS3 dance (preferably in the third term after teaching ‘intro to dance’ and my ‘Rock and Roll’ SOW. This SOW can be taught to pupils at KS3 who will progress to either GCSE or BTEC at KS4. Purpose: This lively and upbeat SOW has been created to really engage pupils within their dance studies. As this SOW 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 SOW, 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 SOW 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 SOW 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 this 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) SOW 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 and homework. 6 lesson (60 min per lesson) delivery PowerPoint with: lesson objectives, starter (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria, YouTube clips, level descriptors etc.
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!
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. :)
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!
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
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 -  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 Anthology Megamix
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GCSE Dance Anthology Megamix

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This resource is a music file that I created using audio clips from the 6 professional works from the dance anthology. The clips have been mixed together to create an anthology megamix. I have used the megamix within 2 of my uploaded resources (KS4 GCSE Dance Infra and Y9 GCSE Dance Taster Anthology). It can be used within lessons and/or used as the music for a performance piece. Enjoy!
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 'Introduction to Dance' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 'Introduction to Dance' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Introduction to Dance’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at the beginning of Year 7 (or whenever dance is first introduced in your school) It starts with health and safety advice in the form of a comic strip and progresses to pupils taking part in performance and choreography activities. The delivery PowerPoint includes starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/‘talking points’ for each lesson lesson objectives for each lesson, key words, homework and assessment activities at week 3 and week 6 to record progress. This SOW had been created to be simple and easy to use and deliver. After creating this last year, I delivered it, tweaked it, ironed out some creases and then tried it again this year. Both my colleagues and I who have used it this year have been really pleased with the enjoyment and that the children have got from their dance lessons.
KS4 GCSE Dance: Emancipation of Expressionism 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and resources
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KS4 GCSE Dance: Emancipation of Expressionism 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and resources

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This KS4 GCSE Dance: Emancipation of Expressionism 6 Week delivery PowerPoint is for teachers of AQA GCSE Dance. It is designed to be taught in the first half term of Year 10 following the advice from AQA. It is to be used with AQA’s resources such as their Emancipation of Expressionism fact file and video links. Within the 6 week delivery PowerPoint there are theory and practical lessons to explore the professional work of Emancipation of Expressionism. Each lesson comes with lesson starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/’Talking Points’ and lesson objectives. Homework and assessment tasks are also included. An end of topic mini mock paper including answers are included. All resources needed for this PowerPoint are included.
KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology
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KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology

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This KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology is for teachers of KS3 Dance. It includes 4 SOW and delivery PowerPoints to engage KS3 pupils in performance, appreciation and choreography tasks while focusing on professional works from the GCSE Dance anthology. A Linha Curva Emancipation of Expressionism Shadows Artificial Things Each 6 lesson delivery PowerPoint includes starters (bell activities), lesson objectives, homework and assessment tasks. See individual resources for more information.
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 Bundle (New for 2018-2019)
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KS3 Dance: Year 7 Bundle (New for 2018-2019)

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This bundle includes all the Year 7 schemes of work that will be taught during the 2018-2019 academic year. Introduction to Dance - 6x60min lessons Rock and Roll - 6x60min lessons Street Dance - 6x60min lessons Please see individual resources for more information.
KS3 Year 7 'Intro to Dance' New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint
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KS3 Year 7 'Intro to Dance' New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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This ‘Intro to Dance’ New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at the beginning of Year 7 (or whenever dance is first introduced in your school). This is a new and improved version of my previous ‘KS3 Introduction to Dance’ resource. With this resource comes much improved starter activities emphasising on dance skills and terminology, a fresh look and an additional cover work exercise just in case you need to set cover in your absence. Purpose: This SOW 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 performance lessons. Throughout this SOW, 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) SOW with: aims, learning outcomes, time scale, resources, key words, level descriptors, lesson calendar, lesson objectives, starter activities (bell tasks), main activities, skills, Assessment learning, differentiation and homework etc. 6 lesson (60 min per lesson) delivery PowerPoint with: lesson objectives, starters (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria, level descriptors etc. 1 lesson cover work worksheet exercise.
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!
KS4 GCSE Dance: Shadows 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and Resources
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KS4 GCSE Dance: Shadows 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and Resources

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This KS4 GCSE Dance: Shadows 6 Week delivery PowerPoint is for teachers of AQA GCSE Dance. It is designed to be taught in the third half term of Year 10 (after teaching Emancipation of Expressionism and Artificial Things) following the advice from AQA. It is to be used with AQA’s resources such as their Shadows fact file and video links. Within the 6 week delivery PowerPoint there are theory and practical lessons to explore the professional work of Shadows. Each lesson comes with lesson starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/’Talking Points’ and lesson objectives. Homework tasks and all resources needed for this PowerPoint are included.
Stage Types
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Stage Types

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This resource is a PowerPoint where on each slide is a stage type: thrust stage, end on stage, in the round and traverse stage. I have printed (A3) and laminated each slide to display in my dance studio. I refer to the stage types at KS3 when asking pupils to sit in the audience, ready for a class performance/assessment. “Year 7, take your places in the audience of a thrust stage.” This is also really useful to use as an aid for class management. At KS4, the display acts as a revision aid.
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!