This term was Cheer Dance at Palace Wood Primary and it really has been a cheery summer term. They always make my day!
From the first session I taught the dancers about motions and formations and incorporated them into the dances. Once they had learnt what motions were in the first week, on following weeks they did their own as I did the register.
I gave them some formations to choose from and they picked some for their small groups. Then they organised themselves and found the most efficient pathways between formations on their own. This was a challenge, but they did it and were proud of themselves when they realised how quickly they could do it.
Over the term they learnt two dances. For the first dance, as well as formations, they added some of their own choreography in small groups. For the second dance we choreographed a lot together as a large group. They are so supportive of each other and it was nice to work in this way.
At the end of term we invited family and friends to come and see the dances. Turn out was great and there was a huge round of applause at the end.
They are a really lovely group and have been a pleasure to work with. I’m looking forward to coming back next term, this time for Creative Dance!
Here’s a video about our term. We didn’t get to film the whole dance but the snippets of film and photographs show some of the things we’ve been up to.