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Top Dance in Hertfordshire
Top dance, is an exciting package to support Primary Dance in schools. The package, which is supported by Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust, has been developed by experienced teachers and practitioners in the delivery and in-service support of dance in schools. The package is part of a wider Tops Programme which has been available to Local Education Authorities. The Youth Sport Trust has been instrumental in delivering an extensive range of curriculum and community programmes which support all areas of the physical education curriculum.
Programmes have already been developed to support:
Top dance has been developed to support the teaching and learning of dance activities in Key Stage 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum and will enable teachers to improve the skills, knowledge and understanding of pupils in line with the Physical Education National Curriculum 2000. There has been extensive consultation and piloting of this new package with Local Education Authorities, Arts Council, NDTA, CCPR, KFA and professional dance artists.
The format of Top Dance is similar to the other Tops products. Resource cards and a handbook will be available FREE to schools who have received a comprehensive training programme.
The cards are based around five themes:
Each set of cards has been designed to include activities ranging from simple to more complex work. Within each theme there are also ideas from including young disabled people. The handbook will also include activities for beginning and ending a lesson, with further support on curriculum planning, teaching and learning.
How can we access TOP DANCE?
Choose from the following models:
School based training days:
The initiative has been extremely well received in schools across the authority. If your school feels it would benefit from such a scheme please contact the PE & Sport Adviser direct to discuss possibilities.
Please note that training will be charged at the county rate which will include a set of resource cards and a handbook.