When planning exercises for this age group, list the learning outcomes that are achievable and then think how to make them as engaging and fun as possible. So what are these important learning outcomes that will send our very little tiny stars onto a lifelong love of dance?
Rhythm and timing; co-ordination;developing locomotive and non-locomotive actions;basic dance technique; watching; listening to name a few….
Repetition is essential to develop this understanding; the learning outcome needs to stay the same but the delivery needs to be varied to reinforce the development of the exercises.
Music needs to be well phrased and with a steady accented beat that makes it easy to follow, plus have a funky uplifting feel.
Coming soon – dance and performance perfection.
The Disco Duck syllabus provides the teacher with a sound basis to develop the very beginnings of dance – take a look www.disco-duck.co.uk