Animals Dance Course

24 students

A fun, creative and edutaining dance course. Join the dancers as they teach you how to waddle like a penguin, jump like a monkey, slither like a snake and more… Includes music and sound effects for children to make up their own animal dance steps too!

5 x 40 minute classes | 14 videos  | 56 minutes unique video footage |13 music tracks

5 x 40 minute classes. Suitable for use in schools and at home.

Overview:

A fun, creative and edutaining dance course. Join the dancers as they teach you how to waddle like a penguin, jump like a monkey, slither like a snake and more… Includes music and sound effects for children to make up their own animal dance steps too! The challenge is to learn all the moves from the dancers in the video, then try and remember the whole dance –  all 9 different animal sections! There is even chance for children to make up their own animal dance steps too!

This dance course is suitable for children aged 7 – 11 years old and perfect for using in schools for covering the Primary Dance PE curriculum. It is very accessible for boys and girls and great for children with and without previous dance experience.

Learning goals:

During this course, children practise core movement skills including: Strength; balance; flexibility; coordination; rhythm and musicality. They will learn how to warm up safely and effectively as well as remembering to stretch and cool down. Participants will practise moving with varying tempo, speed and direction.

As well as all this, they will have opportunities to develop and practise their performance, composition and creative skills too. In each class, there is a section that asks the participants to choreograph their own movements to a given audio stimuli – great for developing creativity and imagination.

This 5 week course builds upon learning each week and motivates children to learn, practisie and remember whast they have done; in this instance, a set dance sequence.

 

“My class loved learning the Animals Dance and found the music for the composition tasks gave them lots of ideas for their own movements”

 

Health and safety: Please ensure participants have a clear space around them and are wearing suitable clothing (easy to move in).

Instructor

Free