School INSET programme : A beginner’s guide to teaching creative dance - 22 March 2019
*image credit; Benedict Johnson
About The Place
Located in the heart of London, The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance. One of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, where artists from all over the world come to push creative boundaries, to experiment and to perform outstanding new work for audiences who expect to be surprised, inspired and delighted. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company, a 288 seat theatre, an extensive range of classes, courses and participatory opportunities for adults and young people, and professional development programmes for artists
About the INSET
Throughout the day we’ll explore the basics of creative dance together in a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll develop your subject knowledge, confidence and delivery skills through a variety of interactive tasks and activities, covering warming up/cooling down, sharing work and facilitating feedback. In the afternoon you’ll apply your new learning to plan your own curriculum-linked dance sessions, leaving with a range of creative tasks and ideas you can take back to inspire your pupils.
Please be prepared to bring key information about a topic you will be teaching in the summer term, this will help you to plan your own curriculum-linked dance session.
Learning outcomes for participants
Participants will learn and understand the foundational subject knowledge of creative dance: the elements of dance.
Participants will learn and understand approaches to warming up and cooling down, devising creating tasks, and planning from other curriculum areas.
Teachers working with all ability levels in Key Stages 1-5