Bringing the Curriculum to Life through Creative Educational Dance in Early Years & Key Stage 1

Use your PE & Sports premium to give your staff access to this superb training

CPD for Teachers

One of our expert trainers will deliver this training for you. All In-School training is tailor-made to your school's specific needs. trainer profile
  • Do you need help with ideas to deliver exciting and engaging creative educational dance lessons in Early Years and KS 1?
  • Do you need practical ideas for progression and raising attainment?
  • Would you like to know how to effectively differentiate creative tasks for pupils?
  • Would you like to know the secret formula for delivering fun creative and cross-curricular dance lessons the stress-free way?

If your answer was yes to any of the above, then this CPD training course is for you.

Use your PE & Sports Premium funding to give your staff access to this CPD course:

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Full Course Content

Course Outcomes:                  

  • Inspire and ignite excitement and enthusiasm in all delegates to deliver high-quality dance lessons back in their own nursery/school settings
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of dance terminology for Early Years  & KS1 Dance
  • Receive a plethora of ideas to use as a stimulus to plan both stand-alone and cross-curricular linked lessons. 

Course Outline:


Session 1:  Early Years

  • Brain Dance Programme: developed by Anne Green Gilbert (USA)
  • Ideas for links with Numeracy and Literacy
  • Linking creative dance with ‘Understanding the World’
  • Linking creative dance with ‘Expressive Arts and Design’

Session 2: Early Years & KS 1 Transition – The Jungle Dance

  • The Language of Dance: What, How, Where & Whom
  • Creating Actions that represent meaning – Dance Sentence
  • Differentiation in Dance – traffic light system
  • Paired task work that stretches the most able

Session 3:  Year 2: The Great Fire of London – Narrative Creative Dance

  • The Language of Dance: What, How, Where & Whom
  • Developing a dance sentence – motif
  • Creating a dance scheme of work based on a narrative theme
  • Ideas for choreographing a whole dance piece as part of a scheme of work, a class assembly or dance festival.