Physical Education KS2: Ballet and street dance fusion performance

Street dance crew FFRES perform a ballet/ street fusion piece on Alesha’s Street Dance Stars.

The performance begins with the all male crew using traditional ballet music from the Nutcracker.

Throughout the performance they change between street music and classical which adds to the overall look of the work.

One sequence is specifically inspired by the 'Dance of the Cygnets' from Swan Lake - with a street twist.

Their performance successfully incorporates ballet and different street styles including popping, locking and house.

They wear usual street style clothing but reveal tutus hidden underneath.

The judges on Alesha's Street Dance Stars were full of praise for this piece, as technically the crew master both forms and fuse them imaginatively.

This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

Teachers can use this clip to show how different styles can be fused together.

It can also be used to help evaluate a piece of dance.

Students can identify what street and ballet are.

How did the music and costumes impact the piece or create humour?

Teachers can use these questions to prompt a discussion about the performance - what is unexpected and what works well?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education or Dance at Key Stage 2 or Second Year in Scotland.

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