PERFECT PRE-SCHOOL – ENGAGING EXERCISES

disco duck training (6) - CopyA Child’s attention span can be very short! In order to keep their interest, preparatory exercises need to be upbeat, lively and  last approximately up to 2 minutes.

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

About dancewithdiscoduck

I am the founder and creator of Disco Duck Ltd, an award winning Pre-School teaching licence, designed to develop the foundations of dance and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for young children. Disco Duck consists of a syllabus and bespoke catchy tunes for an engaging and upbeat funky session for both boys and girls - Happy Dancing everyone!
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