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.
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.
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.