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Teaching Dance in Primary Schools

With Mel Knott
Tuesday 26 July 2016

This one-day course is aimed at community dance practitioners who are interested in developing their practice to teach within primary school settings, either as part of the general curriculum delivery, or in the provision of after-school activities.

The day will be practically led and provide participants with; 

  • Inspiration and ideas for using cross-curricular approaches to teaching dance within the primary school curriculum, and in after school clubs
  • Example schemes of work for Foundation Stage, Key Stages One and Two
  • Knowledge of how to plan and deliver a high quality dance lesson
  • Useful and appropriate resources for primary school children
  • Guidance on communicating effectively with schools.
Mel Knott's biography
Mel is an independent dance artist and educator, who has worked as a teacher, choreographer and consultant for a range of dance organisations. She is currently Dance Associate at Curve, Leicester, teaches dance in primary and secondary schools, in higher education and within the youth and community dance sector. Mel regularly leads continuing professional development supporting teachers and dance artists on delivering high quality dance education to children and young people in schools, including specialist dance qualifications. Mel leads the Curve Young Dance company, with whom she has created a number of dance pieces for both stage and site-specific environments. Most recently Mel was the movement director on Curve’s production of The Witches (2015/16)
Teaching Dance in Primary Schools prices
Early Bird (until 29 April 2016) Standard price 
Members Non-member Members Non-Member
£85 £125 £95 £133