The aim of this 50-minute freestyle dance session is for students to be able to perform basic movements to music, and to build a simple routine using the 6 Principles of Dance.
- I can explore and choose movements to create and present dance, developing my skills and techniques
- I have taken part in dance from a range of styles and cultures, demonstrating my awareness of the dance features.
- I can recognise the specified Rhythms and Beats within the music
- I can perform MOVEMENTS that: TRAVEL, TURN, JUMP, USE DIFFERENT LEVELS, show GESTURE and BALANCE to build a routine (6 principles of dance)
- I can understand the difference between a jumping movement, a turning movement etc
- I can replicate a movement to fit within the 8 count phrasing, each time I perform the choreography
To get the best from this lesson you will need a CD player (or means to play music), some suitable music, and a large ventilated space. Also make sure you make provision for water breaks!
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