Dance at Cringle Brook
and at our other Trust schools
Our dance curriculum takes the children on a journey of expressive movement from Reception to year 6 with a variety of dance styles from different cultures. Children develop their confidence and knowledge through performance, evaluation and celebration of their work.
In Reception, the children move around energetically to music.
In Year 1, the children are introduced to levels and will then progress to incorporating balance and repetition in Year 2.
In Year 2, the children use their dance skills to incorporate into the Christmas performance.
Year 5 children are taught to use call and response in their expressive dance routine. This is incorporated in their expressive dance performances, like this interpretation of a volcanic explosion, journeying from a dormant volcanoes, to the eruption, the devastation that ensues and the calm that eventually follows.
In Year 6, the children have been inspired by the season of Winter. Through the use of levels, dynamics and call and response, they created a dance to represent how the poem they are studying encaptures winter. Year 6 children also explore the technique of weight bearing to add a more theatrical element to their dance.