Complete Guide To Primary Dance With Web Resource by Lyn National Dance Teachers AssociationComplete Guide To Primary Dance With Web Resource by Lyn National Dance Teachers Association

Complete Guide To Primary Dance With Web Resource

byLyn National Dance Teachers Association, Lyn Paine

Paperback | February 7, 2014

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If you think you lack the necessary training for teaching dance in the primary classroom and are searching for resources to support teaching and learning, look no further. Through Complete Guide to Primary Dance, you’ll gain the insight, expertise and confidence to teach dance to children from reception to year 6.

Regardless of your experience, this book and accompanying web resource will enable you to plan and deliver age-appropriate learning experiences for your children. Complete Guide to Primary Dance offers

• a wealth of practical and creative ideas that you can use in your teaching, whether you are new to teaching, have little dance experience or are a dance specialist;

• a scheme of 22 units of work for teaching children from reception to year 6; and

• a companion web resource that includes a bank of photos, video clips, warm-ups and written resources to assist you in your teaching.

You can download and print the photographs from the web resource to demonstrate and inspire good practice. The video clips show progression in learning through bite-sized steps that will help you guide the children to create and perform dances in real time.

In addition, you can view two complete class dances and a number of dance phrases on the video clips to use with your classes. These photographs and clips supplement the written resources on the web, which include stories, a poem, word banks, warm ups and complete units of work along with a template that can be used for designing your own unit of work.

Complete Guide to Primary Dance draws on and is complementary to the National Dance Teachers Association partnerships with Youth Dance England, Dance UK, the Association for Physical Education and Youth Sports Trust. Teaching points are aligned with each task, helping you to know what to look for, what to emphasise, how to develop the movement material and how to challenge the children appropriately.

Written by Lyn Paine, a highly regarded teacher trainer and author of many dance resources, Complete Guide to Primary Dance is the definitive dance resource that is based on current best practices in schools. In addition to dance subject knowledge for teaching, you’ll find the chapters on managing learning and assessing most helpful. Together, this book and web resource present a clear vision for dance education and its potential to develop children and young people’s well-being and enhance their lives.

Lyn Paine is an experienced teacher trainer who has taught dance to all ages and has led training for the National Dance Teachers Association and AQA awarding body. Lyn has written several dance resources and also many dance programmes for BBC Education. She has directed schools’ dance performances at the Bournemouth International Ce...
Title:Complete Guide To Primary Dance With Web ResourceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Human KineticsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why Dance?

What Is Dance and What Makes It Unique?

Benefits of Dance

Key Skills

Dance and Culture

Inclusive Practice

Dance Beyond the Classroom

Dance in the Curriculum

High-Quality Dance Outcomes


Chapter 2. The Dance Model

Brief History of Dance in Education




Integrated Approach to Performance, Composition and Appreciation


Chapter 3. Ingredients of Dance

Actions (What the Body Does)

Dynamics (How the Body Moves)

Space (Where the Body Moves)

Relationships (How We Dance With Others)


Chapter 4. From Ideas to Dances

Planning the Dance Experience

Planning for Progression

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Types of Dance

Styles of Dance

Choreographic Knowledge for the Teacher


Chapter 5. Warming Up, Cooling Down, and Safe Practice

Warming Up

Cooling Down

Safe Practice


Chapter 6. Managing the Learning

Establishing an Ethos

Managing Behaviour

Establishing Routines

Managing the Space

Pace and Momentum




Dance Space

Role of the Adult

Inclusive Practice


Chapter 7. Assessing Dance

Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment)

Summative Assessment

How Do Children Develop in Dance?

Expectations for Dance


Chapter 8. Dance and the Curriculum

Creative Curriculum

Dance and Literacy

Dance and Numeracy

Dance and Science

Dance and Physical Education

Dance and the Arts

Dance and Humanities

Dance and Information Technology

Dance, Design and Technology


Chapter 9. Resources for Dance

Music for Dance

Professional Dance

Professional Dance Artists