On Sunday 3rd July each of us on the Context and Culture Dance module had to teach a lesson to the others. The premise was to design a lesson for a level 3/4 class and my peers encouraged me to do Highland as it would be something new to them. Here is my lesson plan and feedback given following the class:
Learning Intention: To introduce highland dancing steps and technique
Success Criteria: Be able to complete a four step fling
E’s and O’s:
I have created and taken part in dance from a range of styles and cultures (EXA 3-08a)
I can participate in dance styles and activities which challenge and extend my repertoire of movement and my knowledge of the styles and cultures of dance (EXA 4-10a)
Head, shoulders, over
Arms – first-fifth
Feet – first, second, second aerial, third, third aerial, third rear aerial
Posture and alignment
The Steps: (cheerleader, what makes you beautiful, fling)
Shake and rock
Strathspey (movement only)
‘Wake Me Up’
Any two fling steps
Any fling step
Feedback and Visible Learning:
Record the final performance then watch back.
What did you do well?
What could you improve on?
How will you improve upon this?
Write up in logbook.
Kids who choose it would like it
Learnt a lot
More specific calves, feet and ankle exercises to warm-up
Play a game instead of a warm-up?
Watch a Highland games – make that the theme
Coaches eye app
App for alignment
Mirror more rather than facing away from pupils – so learn dance on both sides
I will upload a video when I can….