Physical Education KS2: Street dance masterclass on B-boying and footwork

Marlon, aka Swoosh from Flawless, teaches a street dance masterclass on B-boying and footwork.

Marlon gives a brief history of B-boying followed by a demonstration.

The warm up is taught in a follow my leader style looking at isolations, groove and footwork.

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 an introduction to top rock and salsa step.

Section two looks at levels and uses the crossover step, Indian step and get down.

Section three is the six step and pose to finish.

The three sections are put together and performed twice to a chosen piece of music. Marlon then gives performance and freestyle tips as well as points on how to transition your movement in a group performance.

This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

This clip can be used as an introduction to street dance for the specialist and non-specialist teacher.

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

The teacher 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 clip could also be used as a research tool for older groups when looking at different street dance styles.

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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