Dance lessons have the potential to be exciting, creative and fun. They
can be a time for children to explore ideas about the world they live in,
experiment with the ways their bodies move and learn to appreciate this
most physical of art forms by combining it with others... Or they can be
your worst nightmare!
This down-to-earth book, with accompanying music CD, is written specifically
for Primary and Secondary schoolteachers who are faced with teaching
their pupils dance as part of the national curriculum, but who have no
specialist dance training. This book shows them how to do it and provides
user-friendly resources to deliver high-quality lessons.
Ideas in this book will also be of interest to community groups, nursery
teachers and other professionals working creatively with children.
The book explains how to structure a lesson, set and develop tasks, and
gives specific examples of tried and tested things to say and do to get
children moving creatively. There are also seven different schemes of
work suggested for Key Stages 1 – 3.
Kathryn Sexton initially trained as a physical education teacher
specialising in dance. With over 25 years experience in schools she now
combines work in a Bromley secondary school with regional and national
INSET provision for Dance in Schools for Key Stage 1-5. She is also a
highly experienced examiner for GCSE Dance. Kathryn runs the training
company Juka Dance (www.jukadance.co.uk) which provides inhouse
CPD workshops linking dance to literacy and numeracy.