A dance lesson is an enjoyable and effective way for children to explore their feelings. It can help them gain self-confidence, and it can also be an important communication tool. Dance has aesthetic and symbolic value, and can be used to represent the natural world.
Dance classes can be held in a group, with a teacher or in a private setting. Each class can have anywhere from 10-20 students. In a group, the students can perform at the same time, and can benefit from watching and discussing the dance. If a student is having problems with their form, they should discuss it with the teacher.
Before starting a dance lesson, it’s a good idea to warm up the body with some physical activity. This can be something as simple as a short limbo session. Students should wear their professionally fitted shoes, and watch the form of their bodies. The movement should be smooth and free.
As students work on choreography, they will practice their moves in various positions. They will use transitional movements and unique patterns to build up a dance sequence. After the sequence is complete, students can perform it.
Using the Language of Dance symbols, students can demonstrate their knowledge of choreography charts, movement elements, and choreographic principles. These are all compared to other dance notation systems.
To conclude the lesson, the students will show their knowledge of the audience/performer relationship, as well as their understanding of the technical language for discussing dance performances. They will perform a range of locomotor skills, as well as perform a free dance to showcase their own choreography.