At Key Stage 3 schools have a great opportunity to introduce students to dance exploring a diverse range of movement styles and professional dance works, whilst preparing them for further study at Key Stage 4. This course will explore schemes of work linked to professional dance works and creative themes designed to nurture a life-long love of dance in your students. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to prepare your own engaging Key Stage 3 schemes, lesson plans aiding your dance delivery at Key Stage 3 to inspire confidence, to exploring ideas for delivery and assessment. You will receive a wealth of practical ideas for immediate use in the dance studio including taking away two six week schemes of work by the end of the day.


  • Develop a clear insight into how to plan a successful KS3 Dance curriculum.
  • Explore the possibilities of dance delivery suited to your school, learners and their progression routes into KS4.
  • Have the confidence to plan your course with imagination.
  • Discover how you can deliver schemes with insight from the dance specialist course leader.
COURSE DATE Online | Friday 09 July 2021

London | Friday 01 October 2021

  • Heads of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Dance
  • NQTs
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


10:00am – 11:15am: Where do we start?  

  • What are you teaching? How does KS3 Dance work in your school?
  • Where to start? Blue sky thinking. Listing all the exciting ideas we could use at KS3.
  • Discover Justine’s gauge for reflective practice.
  • Your content and considerations

11:15am – 11:30am  Discussion: Coffee break

11:30 am – 12:30pm Content and considerations

  • What qualifications are available at KS4 and how can KS3 Dance schemes underpin these.
  • Exploring key dance knowledge within appreciation, composition and performance and what can be ‘peppered’ into KS3.
  • Practical dance considerations and skills and how to adapt these for all dancers.
  • Assessing at KS3, what expectations do we have of dancers?

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Planning a unit of work together

  • Get them hooked from the start. Exciting ways to add a starter to your lessons.
  • Picking a theme and going on a planning journey together.
  • Exploring practical creative ideas together including improvisation tasks and how to use repertoire.
  • Placing all these ideas into a useable scheme of work with assessment opportunities.

2:30pm – 2:45pm – Coffee break

2:45pm– 3:30pm – Planning a unit of work to take away

  • Looking back the reflective practice process and how this might help inform our future planning decisions.
  • In groups creating a SOW to suit your dancers with ideas and input.
  • What is a learning journey? How can this help chart dance through your year groups.
  • Where to find more resources and networking.

3:30pm – 3:45pm Review and Discussion

3:45pm – Depart

Justine Reeve

Justine has taught for over 24 years teaching across all age ranges as teacher, Head of Department, Director, choreographer and consultant (The BRIT School, BHASVIC, South Downs College). She has been a standards verifier for Edexcel’s/ Pearson’s BTEC Level 2 and 3 and was an A Level Dance examiner/moderator. She has written published dance resources for South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Pearson Education and her book ‘Dance Improvisations’ is published by Human Kinetics. She has been involved in the writing of many syllabi for vocational qualifications as well as educational resources for Dance companies. In 2015 she was the Developer/Writer for London Curriculum Dance Module for Sadler’s Wells. She has been devising and delivering continued professional development courses for Keynote Educational since 2005 and was an animateur with Rambert Dance Company for ten years. Justine is well known to dance practitioners as the creator of ‘The Dance Teachers agony aunt’ Facebook group providing online support for more than 1600 dance teachers in the UK. She is presently an external expert for OFQUAL.