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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!
KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle

KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle

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!
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KS3 Dance Bundle - 48 Lessons of Dance!

KS3 Dance Bundle - 48 Lessons of Dance!

This bundle is for teachers of KS3 Dance. There are 8 SOL in total, each including 6 lesson delivery PowerPoints complete with resources. Please see individual resources for more information. :)
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Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!

Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!

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. :)
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KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW

KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW

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!
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Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!

Y10 GCSE Dance: A years’ worth of teaching resources!!

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. :)
samjball
KS3 Year 7 'Intro to Dance' New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

KS3 Year 7 'Intro to Dance' New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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.
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KS3 'Introduction to Dance' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

KS3 'Introduction to Dance' 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

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.
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KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW

KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW

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!
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KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology

KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology

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.
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KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint

KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint

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.
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KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

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!
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KS1 Dance – Liverpool Local History topic – The Beatles Rock and Roll SOW

KS1 Dance – Liverpool Local History topic – The Beatles Rock and Roll SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Local History (or any topic connected to Liverpool, The Beatles and Rock and Roll). 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. Music I used: I Saw Her Standing There: Rock and Roll Music: Twist and Shout: Enjoy!
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KS4 GCSE Dance Component 1: Set Phrase Shift 3 Week Delivery PP and homework booklet

KS4 GCSE Dance Component 1: Set Phrase Shift 3 Week Delivery PP and homework booklet

This KS4 GCSE Dance Component 1: Set Phrase Shift 3 Week Delivery PP is for teachers of AQA GCSE Dance who are preparing their pupils for their Solo exam. The PowerPoint presentation set over approximately 3 weeks guides pupils though the set phrase: Shift, using all the resources that the AQA website provides; including still images from the video links and copied text from the breakdown tables. The PowerPoint is designed for ease of delivery and to answer pupils (and teachers) questions regarding the steps of the set phrase. I delivered this SOW by firstly asking pupils to get into groups of 3 and labelling themselves A, B and C. As would firstly come to the front to learn the phrase on the board that I would demonstrate and break down before returning to their group to teach the phrase to their group. Bs would learn the next phrase and Cs the final phrase. All 3 pupils would then work together to practice the section that they had learnt before a whole class performance to the metronome or a piece of music of 105bpm. I decided to do it this way to promote independence and increase self-confidence as both are extremely important for the successful delivery of the set phrases in the solo exam. I adapted the PowerPoint into a homework booklet so that pupils could take it home to practice. The homework booklet is included in this resource. The creation of the PowerPoint was very time consuming. Feel free to create your own or save a lot of time by downloading mine.
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KS3 Dance Year 8 ‘Gumboot Dance’ New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

KS3 Dance Year 8 ‘Gumboot Dance’ New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint

This ‘Gumboot Dance’ New and Improved 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching KS3 dance (ideally in year 8). This is a new and improved version of my previous ‘Gumboot Dance’ resource. With this resource comes much improved starter activities emphasising on dance skills and terminology, a fresh look PowerPoint, YouTube Clips and research tasks. Purpose: This SOW 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=1yX1E-Zb-fY 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 SOW also provides pupils with research homework tasks to promote independence and research skills needed at KS4. 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.
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Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Breathe 6 Lesson Delivery PowerPoint and Homework handouts

Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Breathe 6 Lesson Delivery PowerPoint and Homework handouts

This GCSE Taster : Breathe 6 lesson Delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. Over the 6 lessons, pupils will explore the GCSE Set Dance: Breathe along with appreciation tasks linked with section A of the written exam paper (component 2). E.g. Warm up, performance skills etc. The Breathe breakdown sections were created using the resources on the AQA website and print screened images of the YouTube video of Breathe. The PowerPoint also includes starters (bell activities), lesson objectives, homework tasks and assessment material. This resource also includes homework handouts. Enjoy!
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KS4 GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: Choreography

KS4 GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: Choreography

This resource has been designed for teachers of GCSE dance revising choreography 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. Prior to the lesson, decide how you are going to divide your class into 6 groups (ideally a mixture of high and low ability in each group). After the starter activity on the PowerPoint give each group one of the texts as a stimulus. As a group, pupils can discuss how the text can be used to create choreography in relation to each of the questions on the PowerPoint (I allowed around 3 min per slide). Encourage pupils to write notes on the sheet with the text on as these can be used as posters in the classroom and/or be photocopied and given to all students for further revision. After pupils have completed notes for each of the questions, give pupils a copy of the questions as a mock test and allow pupils 20 min to complete the test using their text as their stimulus. Within this resource I have included the notes that my pupils made as an example.
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Stage Types

Stage Types

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.
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GCSE Dance Glossary

GCSE Dance Glossary

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.
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KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle

KS4 GCSE Dance Component 2 Revision Bundle

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!
samjball
EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

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
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KS4 GCSE Dance: Emancipation of Expressionism 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and resources

KS4 GCSE Dance: Emancipation of Expressionism 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and resources

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.
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KS4 GCSE Dance Anthology Quiz

KS4 GCSE Dance Anthology Quiz

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.
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KS3 Performance Year Plan with titles of SOW (New for 2018-2019)

KS3 Performance Year Plan with titles of SOW (New for 2018-2019)

This KS3 Performance year plan shows what I currently teach at Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. I am a performance teacher (teaching Dance and Drama) but specialise in Dance and therefore create the schemes of work for Dance only. Each of my KS3 Dance Schemes of work can be found on TES resources. All of my KS3 resources include detailed lesson plans (including: aims, learning outcomes, time scale, resources, key words, level descriptors, lesson calendar, lesson objectives, starter activities (bell tasks)) and a delivery PowerPoint (including: lesson objectives, starter (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria, YouTube clips, games, level descriptors etc.) Some resources also include cover work material in the case of teacher absence. I have created bundles to help with the cost: KS3 Year 7 Dance Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks3-dance-year-7-bundle-new-for-2018-2019-11964013 50% off. KS3 Year 8 Dance Bundle: (not currently available as I have not yet written the ‘Musical Theatre’ SOW for this year. However, you can find the other individual SOW in my TES shop and last year’s ‘Musical Theatre SOW’). KS3 Year 9 Bundle https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks3-dance-year-9-bundle-new-for-2018-2019-11960749 50% off. I hope my resources help and provide you with less time planning and more time enjoying teaching :)
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