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Dance Lesson Plans

Star Steppers are delighted to announce the launch of their Dance Lesson Plans for Schools.

The schemes of work are closely linked to the school curriculum and are a wonderful way to excite, engage and enhance the learning of children through movement exploration, creative composition, choreography and choreographic skills.

Each scheme of work includes 6 lesson plans packed full of fun ideas, clear instructions for teachers, cool creative tasks for children and music and prop suggestions.

Please see below the range of dance lesson plans we have on offer. If you cannot find a Scheme of Work for your school we can write bespoke lesson plans to fulfil your school’s needs.

Step In Time – History inspired dance lesson plans…
Step back in time and dance the Pavane with the Tudors or the Lindy Hop and Jitter Bug with the ladies and gents of the 1940’s. Battle with the Knights and be a brave warrior like the legend Beowulf. Explore the life of the Victorians, Romans and Saxons, to name but a few. Through creative movement exploration and teacher led choreography, children will enjoy bringing history to life and learning about historical people and events through these dynamic and diverse schemes of work.
– Romans dance
– Saxons dance
– World War 2
– Florence Nightingale
– Knights and Castles
– Great Fire of London
– The Victorians
– The Tudors
– The Stone Age

Step To The Stars And Back – Science and Geography inspired dance lesson plans…
These Science and Geography themed schemes of work provide teachers with wonderful and wacky lesson ideas to help children learn about Space, Nature and the Planet. Through physical exploration, teacher-led choreography and creative tasks, children will create jungle animals, inhabit the tiny world of mini beasts and will explore space and the planets from mighty Mars to humble Earth.
– Space and the planets dance lesson plans
– Inventions
– Life Cycles
– Mini Beasts
– Rivers
– Volcanoes
– Seasons
– Animals
– The Jungle
– Seaside and the Beach
– Fireworks

Step Into Text – English and literacy inspired dance lesson plans…
Lift words from the page, ignite imaginations, and bring both traditional and modern stories to life through dance. These schemes of work aim to raise the literacy standards of KS1 and KS2 children, inspiring creative and emergent writing skills, encouraging children to read and learn by bringing stories to life. Through physical characterisation, and using narrative as a stimulus for movement students will use story themes and morals as a stimulus for creativity.
– Fairy Tales (Jack and The Beanstalk, Goldilocks, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Hansel and Gretel)
– Roald Dahl
– Pandora’s Box
– Beatrix Potter
– We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
– Superheroes

Step Around The World – Dance lesson plans inspired by other countries and cultures…
Inspired by different countries, cultures and traditions from around the world, these plans will help you to discover a wide range of exciting dance genres. Whether you want your class dancing Bollywood or Bhangra, discovering exhilarating African beats or dancing around the Maypole. These lesson plans provide teachers with easy-to-use lesson plans consisting of a break-down of technical steps and ideas for dance routines. These schemes of work are ideal if you are preparing your class for performances, productions or shows.
– African Dance
– Indian Dance
– Country Dancing
– Ancient Greeks Dance
– American Cheerleading

For Dance Sake – Dance Lesson Plans inspired by various dance styles…
If you want to improve the physical skills of you students such as stamina, strength, coordination and flexibility as well as engaging children in fun physical activity, that is high energy, up tempo and modern we provide teacher friendly dance lesson plans covering a range of different dance styles.
– Street Dance
– Musical Theatre
– Cheerleading
– Contemporary Dance
– Lindy Hop
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The dance lesson plans are written by Anna Brunton and Hannah Gunning who have worked extensively with a large number of schools and teachers. They have used their experience and expertise to carefully plan and write each topic, ensuring that all content is relevant and supports the demands of the curriculum. Each Scheme of Work is £48 inc. VAT.
We also offer practical teaching support to help kick-start dance within your school, enabling teachers to see first-hand how effective and easy to use our lesson plans are.
To get your school stepping into education please contact Star Steppers at info@star-steppers.com or call 0781 0808 228.
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