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CLIP 9610

Dance party in the 1960s

Dance party in the 1960s

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Key Info
  • Dance party in the 1960s
  • Duration: 02:46
  • We gatecrash a 1960s party, where a disc jockey spins everyone's favourite tunes, and everyone is dancing solo. The 'Twist' was a dance inspired by rock and roll music, and was one of many dance trends that filled the dance floors throughout the decade. It was the first international rock and roll dance of its kind. A group of girls dance in formation to show some of the most popular moves from this dance floor decade.
  • Subject:



    Social History and Change

  • Keywords: dance, move, rhythm, music, social, entertainment, style, costume, fashion, twist, jive, mini, energy, athletic, 1960s, record
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used for cross curriculum work along side Clips 09607, 09608, 09609, 09610 and 09611. Dance - lots of opportunity here to inspire the children into developing and repeating motifs by including hand gestures and movements into the dance. Development of working together as a team joining individual motifs together to create one group formation dance. Dance - focus on opposites (KS1), partner work up/down, high/low, forwards/backwards etc. History/DT - looking at clothing and comparing and contrasting with other eras. Music - where is the music coming from - difference between live band and records. Music became available for anyone to listen to anywhere, even at home. The 1960s is the closest to present day in many ways but looks dated. What has changed since that time? For example, clothing, fashion, lighting, décor. The children should explore these changes and reflect on how fashion changes. The rhythmic nature of the music and the relatively simple dance moves make the dance accessible to most children and the use of group dancing where children don't feel 'on the spot' or exposed as they might in an individual dance. This time period and its style is probably the easiest for children to use to design their own dances.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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