Physical Education KS2: Street dance masterclass on ballet and street fusion

Professional dancer Claire Craze teaches a street and ballet fusion session with the help of Super Six Dance Crew from 'Alesha’s Street Dance Stars'.

Claire gives a brief history of ballet and street with a focus on the music followed by a demonstration.

The warm up is taught in a follow my leader style looking at four key moves (two from street and two from ballet).

Claire uses the four key movements to allow the group to work together and travel around the space.

There are three sections: each section contains ballet and street steps and is broken down and repeated with teaching points, counts and music, giving visual and oral directions throughout.

The three sections are then performed to a chosen piece of music.

At the end of section 3 Claire suggest an 8-count walk around or freestyle section before repeating the 3 sections, again finishing in a pose of your choice.

This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

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

It can also be used in the classroom as a follow my leader style session, broken down over 4 or 6 weeks depending on time and the discretion of the teacher leading the session.

This clip could also be used as a research tool for older groups when looking at different fusing different styles together.

It will also introduce a group to a new dance style and show how to fuse different styles together.

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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