The East Coast Swing has 39 genres and 8 types (solo, partners, group, ceremonial, competitive, concert, participation and social). We used partners in our version of the dance.
The dance hall was used for keeping up morale during the war. Larger dance halls had orchestras. Can you spot the instruments being played?
We try to portray the Jitterbug by making patterns with small steps of the feet.
6R were lucky enough to have a Street Dance Workshop with visiting teachers from the Redbridge Drama Centre. The unique characteristic of street dancing is that, it allows dancers to express their own personal style of dancing.
You do not need to be trained as a dancer, in order to excel in the genre of hip-hop dancing. However, if you have learned traditional forms of dance, you can adapt those moves into your style of dancing.
5S performed ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ at the Harvest Assembly. In this dance the children show isolations with precision and a strong use of dynamics.
5C were lucky enough to have a Street Dance Workshop with visiting teachers from the Redbridge Drama Centre. Break dancing is an acrobatic style of dance so called because it was originally danced to the ‘break’ in a piece of music.
In the regeneration section harmony is restored. Can you see the humans hunting and preparing food, jaguars stalking and trees growing again, stretching and swaying?
The outline of this narrative dance is that plants, animals and human life co-exist in harmony.The dance is developed through counter-tension, to show the interdependence of each section of the habitat on each other.
Look out for the children’s interpretation of the chopping movements. They use strong dynamics on the spot using repetition and different levels, then develop them to a travelling motif.
It was a bright sunny Friday morning without clouds or rain. All 480 children assembled in the playground to perform Connect It, a dance based on one of the BBC Ten Pieces.
The Body Management Routine is designed to prepare the body for gymnastics. The Year 6 sequence includes skills such as japana, splits and bridge.