Give Dance a Chance: movement across the curriculum

Support your pupils’ learning, spark their imaginations, and get them up and moving! 

MK Gallery and MOTUS Dance have devised a practical session is designed for KS 1 & 2 teachers who want to build confidence and develop new ideas for using movement in lessons across the Primary National Curriculum. The session will support the development of techniques for creative teaching and nurturing pupil creativity. You’ll combine dance and movement with everyday objects and the environment to develop imagination, experimentation, risk taking and collaboration. 

There are no taught steps and the session is suitable for any skill level or ability. You’ll come away with a range of movement-based ideas that can bring to life lesson starters, activities and plenaries. There will also be a chance to hear about how MK Gallery, Milton Keynes Theatre and MÓTUS can support the arts in your school. 

Why dance? 

Dancing increases physical activity; sparks creativity; and can develop self-esteem, social relationships and feelings of competence among pupils. Dance-based learning can increase access to curriculum subjects including Maths, Science, Geography and History. It links body and mind and improves brain function on a number of levels. 

CPD outcomes: 

– Increased confidence in using dance and movement in the classroom 

– Knowledge of a range of movement-based activities 

– Understanding of how and why dance and movement is beneficial 

– Knowledge of how to support and develop opportunities for dance in school 

About the facilitator 

This session is facilitated by Chris Bradley, an MK Gallery Associate Dance Artist and Assistant Director of MÓTUS dance. Chris is a contemporary dancer and has also trained in physical and dance theatre, clowning, aerial work and puppetry. Chris delivers a broad range of educational work for organisations, including Warwick Arts Centre and Dance4. He teaches classes and creates bespoke works for both stage and screen. 

The session takes place on Wednesday 28 November 2018  from 4 to 6.30pm and costs £20.

To book your place, contact Tara Page, Learning Manager: / 01908 558315. 

Give dance a chance
Give dance a chance