Physical Education KS2: Turbo's street dance masterclass on house dance

Turbo, a judge on CBBC's Alesha’s Street Dance Stars, teaches a dance masterclass on house.

Turbo gives a brief history of house dance followed by a demonstration.

The warm up is taught in a follow my leader style with clear teaching points, repetition and counts, throughout.

There are three sections; each section is broken down and repeated with teaching points, counts and music, giving visual and oral directions throughout.

Section one is jack and pas de bourree, section two is stomps, retreat, shuffle and tick-tack-toe and section three is skate, happy feet, dip n jack and jack in the box.

The three sections are put together and performed twice with a freestyle section by Masters of Movement.

Turbo then gives tips on how to develop the choreography by using canon and changing positions in a group or duet.

This clip is from the BBC series, Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

This short film can be used as an introduction to street dance.

It can also be used in the classroom as a follow my leader style session.

You could prepare by splitting the sections into weeks, for example:

  • Week 1 - warm up
  • Week 2 - warm up and section 1
  • Week 3 - warm up and section 2
  • Week 4 - warm up and section 3
  • Week 5 - warm up and put it all together
  • Week 6 - try canon and/ or change of positions.

This video could also be used as a research tool for older groups when looking at different street dance styles.

Curriculum Notes

Exploring the art of street dance, this series will be relevant for teaching physical education and dance at primary level.

More from Street Dance Masterclass:

Incorporating grooves into a street dance
Incorporating locking into a street dance
Incorporating breaking into street dance
Incorporating house into street dance
The 'floor slide to resurrection' moves used in house dance
The 'happy feet' technique in house dance
The 'KB bounce' in street dance
The 'KB hop' in street dance
The 'leo walk' from street dance
The 'pause groove' in street dance
The 'point and lock' in street dance
The 'stomp to retreat spin' in house dance
The 'stop and go' move from street dance
Lizzie's street dance masterclass on locking
Ballet and street dance fusion
Supple's street dance masterclass on bhangra and street fusion
Claire's street dance masterclass on ballet and street fusion