Sarah Waller spent a day with our Primary and Secondary trainees on Friday 17th April delivering a Creative Curriculum Dance workshop. English trainee, Rob Phillips talked me through the workshop;
The aim of the day was to explore how Dance can be incorporated into teaching to communicate something about any subject area of the curriculum. Many trainees, it has to be said, were rather sceptical going into the workshop but all were converts by the end and said how much they had enjoyed the day.
Science trainee, Mark, volunteered ‘currents & frequency’ as a topic area and the cohort spent the morning looking at ways in which dance could be used to explore and communicate that part of the Science curriculum. In small groups the trainees developed dances based on ‘currents & frequency’ before working on ways to join the group dances together to make a whole. A new subject area was used for the afternoons explorations into the development of simple ideas and movements and joining those to build to an impressive and dynamic final performance.
“I found it a thoroughly inspiring experience which showed me how Dance might be incorporated into any subject. I intend to include Dance in my own teaching in the future.”