Please note, this course will be held online on the designated date if it’s not possible to run in venues.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is designed to assist A Level Dance teachers with developing successful skills appropriate for the Technical Solos present in component 1. Delegates will learn a sketch of two technical solos throughout the course of the day, and will also be provided with teacher and student resources to facilitate success back in class/studio. Delegates will also receive video copies of the solos to use within their own school after the course. The day is split up to focus equally on each of the two solos, focusing on the movement detail and the stylistic and dynamic qualities of each artist. With the emphasis continually on how students can capture the qualities of the chosen artists.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Be learning two technical solos which they can take back to their own schools
- Undertake a range of activities which will enable them to plan, advise and assist with the development of technical solos, and to do that with confidence
- Receive a pack of resources which can be used with students back at school
- Spend time around like minded teachers, where thoughts and strategies can be shared
|COURSE DATE||London | Monday 14 June 2020|
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 – 10.05am
Welcome and introductions
- Overview focus of the day
- Brief outline of what exactly the examiner is looking for in Technical Solo
10.05 – 10.35am
Practical Warm Up, utilising the skills required within ANY technical solo
- Technical Warm up focusing on all areas of the body and focusing in on key performance skills necessary generally & specifically within the West Side Story and Ruby Tuesday solos
- How can we use technical & anatomical language in class to extend student knowledge and their own personal vocabulary?
10.35 – 11.15am
Learning of West Side Story Solo & focus on Jerome Robbins
- Whilst learning the solo, how can we continually highlight key stylistic features/qualities verbally to students?
11.15 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break
11.30 – 12.15pm
Continued (and completion of) West Side Story Solo
- How important are facial expressions & characterisation & how can we attach this to Dynamic Qualities in the body
12.15 – 1.15pm
Lunch and informal discussion
1.15 – 1.30pm
Utilising quick safe and effective warm ups to assist with short lesson allocation
- Using Cardio Vascular Training to get the bodies quickly ready for action
- How do we contact every area of the body quickly and then moving on Learning Ruby Tuesday solo and Focus on Bruce/Rambert
2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea
2.45 – 3.30pm
Continued (and completion of Ruby Tuesday solo)
- How important are facial expressions & characterisation & how do we attach this to Dynamic Qualities in the body?
3.30 – 3.45pm
Observation of Practical Examples
- Looking at a range of Solos & identifying what works and what doesn’t
- Development of effective marking systems
Jason trained as a professional dancer at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance before becoming the senior dancer/teacher at Ludus Dance company. In the last 19 years he has been teaching GCSE and A Level Dance with a great deal of success. In that time he has built up a bank of resources which have been honed over time to provide excellent provision for students and teachers. Whilst Ofsted no longer grade observations in the period where they did, Jason continually received outstanding grade 1’s on each visit he took part in. He is passionate about teaching and passionate about sharing skills and good practice.