Date: 28/11/17 Time: 1:45pm Duration: 1 hour Venue: Gym hall Class Type: Cha-cha-cha/ basic jazz Level:9-11 (beginners) No. of attendees: Approximately 20 Lesson aims: (teacher’s intentions) – Students perform basic cha-cha and jazz movements to music, building rhythm to two styles – Build confidence, expression and creativity – Co- ordinate and switch from different quick and slow rhythms – Convey an understanding of the cha-cha style and background – Recognise that children develop at different rates and in different ways. – Know the children. Find out what they can do, watch how they move and plan accordingly. – Make sure everyone in the class understands and agrees with the rules for taking part and that they share responsibility for safety (emotional and physical).
– Communicate with careful and sensitive choice of language. For instance, if there is a child with impaired mobility, the children could be asked to move around rather than walk around the space. – Value the process of creating dance. Focus on the quality of movement and on performing with good focus. Give the children ownership of the work and respect individuality. – Adapt tasks to provide challenge for every individual and so that each can achieve success. Learning outcomes/objectives:(what you intend participants to achieve during the class) – Explore movements to create and present cha-cha, developing rhythmic skills and technique – Taking part in a new dance style, demonstrating awareness of different dance techniques – Recognise specific rhythm and beats within music, ‘quick’ and ‘slow’ using stamping and clapping along to the counts – Clapping while executing movement to the beat also helps co-ordination doing two things at once – Perform movements that travel, turn and use different levels – Be able to listen to lyrics in the music and execute what they’re saying Materials and equipment required: – Phone – Speaker – Pictures of cha-cha dancers/ Cuba – Warm up (hat dance) (please don’t stop the music/ Rihanna) – Routine (clap snap / Icona pop) – Cool down (frozen/ let it go) – Posters of cha-cha dancers to present before the class starts to give participants a sense of awareness – Props- scarfs/ ribbons Assessment method: (how each learning outcome will be assessed) – Questions at the end of class eg .(“where is cha-cha first originated from?”- Cuba/mambo).
. (“What is the cha-cha rhythm, can you clap it for me?”) – Observe children’s ability to move to the beat and correctly clap the rhythm – Appropriate feedback based on final performances in groups Possible differentiation/ extension tasks: (ideas of how to adapt a task/ part of lesson for differing abilities) – Come up with own pose – Option of using hips – Open basic (step, together, together, step) (slow, quick, quick, slow) insert twist if capable – Action content of the task (e.g., select actions from the routine to explore and create a sequence) – Spatial content of the task (e.g., all stay on the spot, most also add a change of level, some also travel across the space) – Group size (some children may find it easier to work in a smaller group or with a partner) – Choreographic complexity (e.
g., “Now that you have the rhythm, can you add in the twist?”) – Performance skills (e.g., “All of you will work on timing, and focus “)(clapping) – Level of instruction Time Teaching content Notes/Aids 10 minutes 45 minutes 5 minutes Before starting- – Hair tied up before starting – Bags out of the way – Appropriate footwear-trainers – First aid pack (risk assessment) – Gone to the toilet – Water breaks- make sure all participants have water Warm Up Hat dance – One child puts a hat on and all participants dances around the room to music, doing the open basic which will be taught before the game starts. The children start passing the hat by putting it on someone else’s head. When the music is stopped the person with the hat on is ‘out’ and that participant then gets to stop the music to keep them involved. – Roll down the spine – Isolations- head, shoulder, wrist and ankle – Lunges across floor – Reaching and bending up, over, forward and sideways – Large arm swings Routine (Main Body) (Short brief history) Cha-cha is a Latin dance which existed in Cuba.
The cha-cha-cha is created from the mambo. The count is slow- quick- quick- slow. 1. Step clap (jazz) RF step LF touch with clapping on the touch (8 counts) 2. Open basic cha-cha (R step, together, together, L step) (8 counts) 3. Step clap (jazz) RF step LF touch with clapping on the touch (8 counts) 4.
Open basic cha-cha (R step, together, together, L step) (8 counts) 5. Lyrics ‘clap clap’ – clap to the right side, clap under the right leg 6. Lyrics ‘clap snap’ – clap to the left side and snap fingers 7. Lyrics ‘clap clap’ -2 claps to the right side 8. Lyrics ‘clap snap’ – clap to the left side and snap fingers 9. Step together step touch (R step, L touch together, R step, L touch together) Step together step touch (L step, R touch together, L step, R touch together) 10.
Spin round slowly and pause (4 counts) 11. Crush movement with the right hand (4 counts) 12. Right arm and Right foot tap half turn (4 counts) 13. Box step quarter turn (4 counts) 14. Running man (4 counts) 15. Box step quarter turn (4 counts) 16.
Open basic (4 counts) 17. Step together step touch (R step, L touch together, R step, L touch together) Step together step touch (L step, R touch together, L step, R touch together) Split into groups – Do full routine and add on 8 counts which must include open basic cha-cha and create an end pose – Must include their scarf/ribbon in routine to motivate creativity eg. Writing their names, making a shape to embed basic education Cool down – Roll down the spine – Thigh stretch (holding one leg) – Shoulder rolls – Side stretches – Walk around shaking muscles Climb The Ladder Children stand with feet slightly apart.
· Move arms and legs up and down as if climbing a ladder to the sky. · Climb a ladder for 20 – 30 steps. · Follow The Leader Choose a leader to lead some slow, cool-down movements: · Walk on the spot, moving arms in a gentle swinging motion.
· Touch shoulders with hands, then reach up over head. Repeat five times. · Skip slowly on the spot. · Skip side to side. · Jump or hop on the spot.
· (Teachingtools.ophea.net, 2018) -Make sure child passes the hat gently.
– Make sure all participants are executing the open basic cha-cha as this will help with the main body -Knees over toes -Basic repetitive movements for participants to get used to footwork while embedding the two rhythms