Bubbles – FREE taster lesson (KS1&2)

'Bubbles' - free taster lesson for Key Stage 1&2 Dance

The word ‘Bubble’ now has a new meaning for school teachers. But let’s not forget the pure joy and wonder these mesmerising little spheres can bring.

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‘Bubbles’ comprises a single-lesson unit that exemplifies the layout and style of the full 6-week Dance Notes schemes. Each complete teaching pack includes a course outline (with aims & objectives and links to preview the music); your 6-week lesson plan; supplementary teaching notes and fully integrated audio tracks.

You can stream music directly from the web and choose whether to download tracks as mp3s or have them delivered on a CD. To browse the full range of teaching packs, preview lessons, audition music or place an order, please visit the Lessons pages.

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Seasons (KS1)

Spring flowers delicately open, then burst with colour. Summer brings fun on the beach. Crops grow tall, swaying in the Autumn breeze. And who can resist playing in the snow? Which is your favourite season?

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Apart but Together – FREE taster lesson (KS1&2)

Apart but Together KS1 & 2 Free Taster lesson

We may need to keep our distance but can still enjoy togetherness. Let your pupils move & create safely together with this fun & simple dance plan.

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Full 6-Week Lesson Schemes

‘Apart but Together’ comprises a single-lesson unit that exemplifies the layout and style of the full 6-week Dance Notes schemes. Each complete teaching pack includes a course outline (with aims & objectives and links to preview the music); your 6-week lesson plan; supplementary teaching notes and fully integrated audio tracks.

You can stream music directly from the web and choose whether to download tracks as mp3s or have them delivered on a CD. To browse the full range of teaching packs, preview lessons, audition music or place an order, please visit the Lessons pages.

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Unlimited Downloads

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  • Unlimited music downloads
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  • New topics on demand
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Baghdad (KS2)

'Baghdad' Teaching Pack for Key Stage 2 Dance

Baghdad has a rich and exciting history. Children first represent the Tigris and nearby Euphrates. They then explore how the city grew here and subsequently came under attack.

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Castles (KS2)

castles, lesson plan for KS2 dance

Castles are formidably physical. They are also home to lots of action: attacking, defending, tournaments and the bustle of daily life. Explore these through solos, duets and group work.

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Going on a Bear Hunt (KS1)

Going on a Bear Hunt (KS1)

‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ gives rise to all sorts of movement ideas: moving like a bear, negotiating obstacles, confronting a scary animal, running away and – of course – hiding. A breathless journey is assured…

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Light & Dark (KS2)

Light & Dark (KS2)

What do we see in the night? And in the day? Working in pairs, become shadows and reflections. How do dark and light places make us feel? Together in groups, can you block-out the light?…

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Once Upon a Time (KS1)

Once Upon a Time (KS1)

Fairy Tales provide a rich seam for movement ideas. From beans to beasts; treachery to treasure; ridicule to revelation. And – Once Upon a Time – good always won out in the end!

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The Last Tiger (KS2)

The Last Tiger (KS2)

In Rebecca Elliott’s ‘The Last Tiger’, Luca befriends a lone animal. The tiger brings colour and magic into her dreary life. Using these ideas and images, children create their own imaginary world…

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India’s Festival of Colours (KS2)

India's Festival of Colours (KS2)

Join India’s Festival of Colours – the ‘Holi Festival’. Fizz and pop as you burn your worries on a bonfire. Create a celebratory dance. And throw colours to signify fire, mischief, light and calm.

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Spring Is In The Air – Free Taster Lesson (KS1&2)

Spring Is In The Air (FREE taster lesson)

At this time of year, buds and flowers open up in an explosion of colours. What better way to explore Spring-time than through movement?

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Full 6-Week Lesson Schemes

‘Spring is in The Air’ comprises a single-lesson unit that exemplifies the layout and style of the full 6-week Dance Notes schemes. Each complete teaching pack includes a course outline (with aims & objectives and links to preview the music); your 6-week lesson plan; supplementary teaching notes and fully integrated audio tracks.

You can stream music directly from the web and choose whether to download tracks as mp3s or have them delivered on a CD. To browse the full range of teaching packs, preview lessons, audition music or place an order, please visit the Lessons pages.

Click here to find a lesson now.

Unlimited Downloads

Alternatively, a Dance Notes Licence will equip your entire school with:

  • Unlimited lesson downloads
  • Unlimited music downloads
  • Instant lesson streaming
  • Supplementary teaching materials
  • Bonus lessons
  • New topics on demand
  • Email support
  • CDs by request (Full School Licence)

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Snow is Here – FREE Taster Lesson (KS1&2)

Snow is Here - FREE Taster Lesson (KS1&2)

Had fun in the snow? Let’s relive the action with an imaginary snowball fight. Then we’ll build our own snowmen. And warm-down with a relaxing snow angel…

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Full 6-Week Lesson Schemes

‘Snow is Here’ comprises a single-lesson unit that exemplifies the layout and style of the full 6-week Dance Notes schemes. Each complete teaching pack includes a course outline (with aims & objectives and links to preview the music); your 6-week lesson plan; supplementary teaching notes and fully integrated audio tracks.

You can stream music directly from the web and choose whether to download tracks as mp3s or have them delivered on a CD. To browse the full range of teaching packs, preview lessons, audition music or place an order, please visit the Lessons pages.

Click here to find a lesson now.

Unlimited Downloads

Alternatively, a Dance Notes Licence will equip your entire school with:

  • Unlimited lesson downloads
  • Unlimited music downloads
  • Instant lesson streaming
  • Supplementary teaching materials
  • Bonus lessons
  • New topics on demand
  • Email support
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Monkey Puzzle (KS1)

Monkey Puzzle (KS1)

Let’s read Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s hit children’s book ‘Monkey Puzzle’. Then use the story’s animals to stimulate movement ideas.  We’ll work solo, in pairs & groups, then finally as a whole class in one giant caterpillar!

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Chinese New Year – FREE taster lesson

Chinese New Year - FREE taster lesson

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, here’s a lesson for you to try for free. Warm up with some improvised Tai Chi moves. Then, in groups, create your own Chinese dragon.

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Full 6-Week Lesson Schemes

‘Chinese New Year’ comprises a single-lesson unit that exemplifies the layout and style of the full 6-week Dance Notes schemes. Each complete teaching pack includes a course outline (with aims & objectives and links to preview the music); your 6-week lesson plan; supplementary teaching notes and fully integrated audio tracks.

You can stream music directly from the web and choose whether to download tracks as mp3s or have them delivered on a CD. To browse the full range of teaching packs, preview lessons, audition music or place an order, please visit the Lessons pages.

Click here to find a lesson now.

Unlimited Downloads

Alternatively, a Dance Notes Licence will equip your entire school with:

  • Unlimited lesson downloads
  • Unlimited music downloads
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Enjoy ‘Chinese New Year’

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Monsters (KS2)

Monsters (KS2)

‘Monsters’ is a fun way to learn about interacting, spacial awareness, performance and choreography – for this monstrous dance, pupils can also make their own masks!

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Chocolate (KS2)

Chocolate (KS2)

Explore the chocolate-making process. Then search for a coin to buy a ‘Wonka’ bar. This wins the golden ticket and you meet the Umpa Loompas. Which leads you into a wonderful mouth-watering landscape.

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Iron-Age Celts (KS2)

‘Iron-Age Celts’ Teaching Pack for Key Stage 2 Dance

Discover Britain before the Romans came.  Become Iron-Age Celts: farming the land, building settlements, making garments, fighting fiercely and worshiping strange gods…

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Dragons – Zog (KS1)

Dragons – Zog (KS1)

Taking inspiration from the modern mythical children’s book ‘Zog’,  enter the world of dragons and knights. Create a castle and hide from the dragon. Then breathe – and become – fire!…

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Selfies & Photos (KS2)

Selfies & Photos (KS2)

What are photos for? How do we frame them? Where do we put them? How do celebrities pose  for selfies? Are we photographs? This snappy topic develops into solo, duet & group work…

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Alice in Wonderland (KS2)

Alice in Wonderland (KS2)

Meet and become the colourful characters from the classic tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Have a tea party with the Mad Hatter, then play cards with the Queen of Hearts!

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The Mayans (KS2)

The Mayans (KS2)

Investigate and recreate the Mayans’ structures, their agriculture, gods and writings. Then imagine what happened to this amazing civilisation. What caused it to disappear?…

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Around The World (KS2)

Around The World (KS2)

A fun look at traditional dances from around the world. Starting with styles from Mexico, Argentina, India, China & Russia, use these to create improvisations – solo and in groups…

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The River (KS2)

The River (KS2)

Explore suspension, fall & release.  Embody the flow and movement of the river and the resistance of a dam. Then, using poetry as a stimulus, work together to create a group improvisation…

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America (KS2)

America (KS2)

Use famous landmarks to generate ideas, then focus on the South of this amazing continent – America. With its colourful traditions, rich landscape and varied wildlife, it will inspire all kinds of movement…

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Anglo Saxons (KS2)

Anglo Saxons (KS2)

Learn how the Anglo Saxons lived. Imagine what their dwellings, work and pastimes were like. Then become warriors, defending your King and paying tribute to your many gods…

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The Rainforest (KS2)

The Rainforest (KS2)

Work in pairs & groups to experience the world of animals and trees in the tropical rainforest. But what is happening to this habitat? Why are the trees being felled? And why do we need them?…

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The Environment (KS2)

The Environment (KS2)

Gain a deeper understanding of the environment through movement. What is recycling? If we know how water moves and how plants are effected by the sun, can we stop pollution & save energy?

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All At Sea (KS2)

All At Sea (KS2)

From pirates, to fishing boats, shark attacks to storms, it all happens at sea. Work individually, in pairs and in larger groups to immerse yourselves in this watery theme….

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Rocks & Soil (KS2)

Rocks & Soil (KS2)

Derive ideas from science using text, images and poetry as stimuli. Children personify the characteristics of rocks & soil through movement. Then explode in a volcanic eruption!…

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World War I (KS2)

World War I (KS2)

From tearful goodbyes, to working in the fields and factories, how was life at home during World War I? And what was it like in the front-line trenches? Through movement, relive this iconic period in world history…

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The Vikings (KS2)

The Vikings (KS2)

Arriving on these shores in longships, the Vikings raided villages & worshiped many gods. Sure to evoke dramatic, dynamic and contrasting ideas, this topic will really get your pupils moving!

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The Stone Age (KS2)

The Stone Age (KS2)

Roam the landscape as Stone Age hunter-gatherers. Become hunted yourselves by terrifying predators. Then develop civilization by making discoveries such as the wheel and the usefulness of fire…

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Ancient Greeks (KS2)

Ancient Greeks (KS2)

The Ancient Greeks  had it all: Olympic games, battle formations, chariot racing, Gods & Goddesses. There’s so much to explore from this exciting and influential period of history…

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Victorians (KS2)

Victorians (KS2)

Learn how the Industrial Revolution saw Victorians enjoying great innovation. But children also had to work in mines & factories. Through dance, explore machines, transport and childhood…

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World War II (KS2)

World War II (KS2)

Images from World War II generate ideas about the thoughts and feelings of those involved. Use these to stimulate dynamic dance movement featuring solos and group work…

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Rough & Tumble (KS2)

Rough & Tumble (KS2)

Can’t engage boys in dance? Think again! Let’s face it; all children like to Rough & Tumble. This scheme appeals to & harnesses boys’ (and, of course, girls’) innate spirit of adventure, mischief and cunning.

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African Greetings (KS2)

African Greetings (KS2)

The composer’s travels in Zimbabwe inspired the music for this lesson. Whilst there, he learnt  the greetings of the Mashona people. You can now use these African greetings to  create your own circle dance.

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Setting Sail (KS2)

Setting Sail (KS2)

Hoist the rigging, sweep the decks, build a ship: we’re setting sail! The busy confines of early sailing vessels provide an ideal platform for developing movement vocabulary, individually and in groups…

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Circus (KS2)

Circus (KS2)

Silly clown routines, tightrope, juggling, trapeze: it’s all here at the circus. And what a fun way to explore travelling, balance, support, transitions and – of course – performance…

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Building (KS2)

Building (KS2)

When we think of ‘building’, do we mean a physical edifice? Or the act of creating a structure?  Or both? Pupils experience building small units of movement into a whole, structured dance…

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Machines (KS2)

Machines (KS2)

Create your own machines with the whole class. Enjoy this truly dynamic dance exploration, incorporating solo, duet and group work. And there’s plenty of interaction and lots of contrasts to discover too…

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Ice & Fire (KS2)

Ice & Fire (KS2)

Evolve from solo sparks into flames. Then duet with other flames, building into a group fire.  Explore the contrasting qualities of ice & fire: the fluidity of water with the rigid, angular qualities of ice…

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Battle of Troy (KS2)

Battle of Troy (KS2)

How would you represent the giant wooden horse, with soldiers hidden inside, at the Battle of Troy? Here you can find out. And learn how combat can lead to some surprising moves…

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