Myself and dancing! I don’t even know where to start on this topic.
It is safe to say that my experiences in dancing is very limited with my only experience being the compulsory week block of Scottish country dancing in primary school. I feel that it was my lack of experience which initiated my lack of confidence in teaching dance, I believe this was because I was at a complete loss about what my lack of dancing ability could teach others.
However, after attending my dance input I have realised that it is very much focused on the individual areas which make up dance and not so much your ability to pull off a first class tango performance. I feel that having the opportunity to take part in the dance input was a very valuable experience from which I believe I have gained a lot of confidence in the curricular area of dance. I feel that by taking part in the input in the position of the children has given me an insight into how they would learn and what the best methods would be. The input also allowed me to gain some ideas of warm up games, activities and group tasks which I can do with the children when I’m out on placement. I found this incredibly helpful as I feel it gave me a starting point and gave me some information on the directions which I can take a dance lesson.
I feel that I am now a little more confident about teaching dance in the primary school and hope that it is a subject area which I can continue to develop my knowledge in.