Dance can be fun, social, creative and inclusive and evidence shows it improves mental and physical health, particularly improving brain function and memory. Girls in Leeds are significantly more inactive than boys with less than half meeting the 60 minutes a day recommendation. Dance is a popular form of physical activity with girls and can help to close the gender gap in physical activity. The Primary Dance Network will look at how Dance can be delivered effectively across a school, considering curriculum, progression and assessment.
Over three sessions, the network will provide delegates with an opportunity to reflect, discuss and share best practice with colleagues from other schools.
Session 1 will focus on leadership and how to implement a rich and engaging Dance curriculum in school and will explore two key strands: Learning in dance - children engaged in the process of understanding dance as an art form in its own right, including different styles and techniques, choreography and how we experience dance as an audience.
Learning through Dance - children experiencing dance as a vehicle to develop their learning and understanding across the curriculum.
Through practical activities, delegates will consider how to plan a Dance curriculum across key stages which supports pupil’s progression and assessment.
- Develop an understanding of how to plan for Dance which they can use to support class teachers
- Participate in a number of practical activities that can then be replicated in school
- Receive resources to support them to develop Dance in school
This is Session 1 of the Primary Dance Subject Leader Network. This course can also be purchased on a pay as you go basis for £240 per delegate. Schools who have purchased the 'Support for the Arts' package can access this course at a discounted rate of £195 per delegate. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about the booking options.
Primary Dance Subject Leaders; class teachers