Throughout this term, year six have learned that dance makes a distinctive contribution to their education and will help them grow into young adults who will learn how to make their lives more enjoyable in the near future.
Most importantly, participating in dance lessons will help them use the most fundamental mode of human expression – movement. Through its use of non-verbal communication, children are able to participate in a way that differs from any other area of learning. It provides aesthetic and cultural education, opportunities for personal expression and it also introduces students to a wealth of traditional, social and theatrical forms.
As we grow closer to our final routine, we have learned how to develop control and coordination, balance and elevation in the basic actions of travelling, jumping, turning, gesture and stillness and explore moods and feelings to develop our response to music.