It was fun watching youtube videos and learning basic steps from different dance styles Taylor
I felt really nervous to present my slides to the class but I’m trying to be a good leader so I am proud I did it. Amelia
I like that I had lots of choices for what activities to do. I chose fire knife dancing because it is really rare and unique. Mithesh
Slide 1: Dance style
- Choose a style of dance from the class brainstorm.
- Watch 10 minutes of champion dancers from your dance style on YouTube. (example: ballet champs, hip hop champs)
- Make a title page with photos. Include your name.
Slide 2: Dance History
Research the history or origin of your dance.
- When did it begin?
- Why did it begin?
- Who were the first performers?
NOW Choose 4 of the following Tasks. Use the title provided as the title of each Slide.
Who dances your dance style?
Write a paragraph to explain this and why these people perform it.
What are 3 skills you need to perform your dance style at a competition level?
Give a reason for each skill.
What music is used for your dance?
Create a page of illustrations or pictures, and a written description.
Can you make a sound clip and add it to this slide?
A famous dancer
Research the life of a famous dancer of your dance style. Include name, age, where they live, awards they’ve won, and 3 other interesting facts about them. Present your research on a slide and include pictures.
What costumes are worn for your dance? Create a page of illustrations or pictures, AND a written description.
Perform or Teach
Learn some steps from your dance style and show or teach them to the class. Add some photos or a video of you to this slide.
How to perform the dance
Explain your dance style to someone who has never seen it before. Be as detailed as possible.
How to learn
Someone asks you where he or she would go to learn your dance style. What is your reply?
Be detailed – research places that teach or perform your dance style.
Pretend you are starting to teach your dance style in your local area. Create a poster to advertise classes to the public. Include where, when, contact info, prices for classes etc.
Presenting my work on jazz dancing made me nervous but I did some good learning and I’m glad I showed my class. Lexi
Researching and designing stage:
I found it interesting that jazz dancing and jazz music don’t have much in common at all Finn
Presenting and public speaking stage:
Presenting to the class made me so happy because my presentation was about a special dance called Jarabe from my culture so I liked to educate my class Victoria
Even though I felt so nervous and I went last, I’m glad I got to share my acro dance project with the class. Mackenzie
Keywords: brainstorm, research, skimming and scanning, summarising, digital technology, presenting, public speaking