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Dance Challenge 1 for EDN236

 Complete these activities before your workshop!

External students complete these activities in the first Dance Week on the schedule. 


Part 1:  (10 min) 

Warm –up. Complete the warm up prepared for you by Stefan Karlsson the Teaching Artist for Dance.

Record your warm up with still or moving images and include in your Dance Arts Challenges and Reflection.

Questions for you to write about:

  • Think about why and how you would warm up your students for dance.

  • How would your warm ups for dance include physical, cognitive, social and emotional challenges for your students? 

  • What are the important considerations you need to take account of in warm ups for dance?  


Part 2: (15-20 minutes)

1) Watch the second video clip and reflect on the movements students show.

  • Identify what the student(s) do in the clip

  • Reflect on what the students are doing and why.

  • How would you describe the type of movement they are showing? (language)

2) How could you as a teacher get your students to do this dance activity? (think creatively)

3) How would you achieve the learning involved? Write a short note on what tasks you might be using to get the students towards the outcome in the Clip.


Part 3: (20 min)
  • Study the colourful image.

  • Make up 3-6 movements that relates to making a dance of the image.

    • Think about energy, colour, shape, energy and what the image represent for you. This is a very individual response so anything you come up with is as valid as anybody else’s response. You cannot be wrong! And you will not be judged!

    • Repeat , repeat , repeat the moves so you can remember them and bring them to the workshop to use for further exploration.

  • Record the moves and include the images and description of them so that your primary age students could also do them.

Complete this activity before the Dance Workshop

Stefan Karlsson
EDN236 On Campus
For EDN236 
Here is the text of the Dance Challenge as a PDF
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