|CLASS AGE. Yrs 4,5,6||DURATION. 30 + mins||EQUIPMENT. Optional music We are Detectives Fun Boy 3|
|FACILITY. Hall/Outdoors||ACTIVITY TYPE. Fun Dance activity|
Discuss Detectives. What do detectives do ?, How do they move ? What equipment would they use ?. Use key words , Sneaking , Following clues/people, Hiding , Creeping , Lurking , . Create basic movement structures for Hiding behind a lamp post , Sneaking , Peering around a corner, Following someone without them knowing.
Once the pupils have a bank of movements , observed other dance actions and gained confidence , get them to choose 4 different actions and start to link them into 8 count blocks For example Creep forwards 8 counts , Hold in a hiding positon for 8 counts , Creep backwards for 8 counts , Turn in a slow circle for 8 counts holding a magnifying glass. Repeat & Rehearse . Add another block 8×4 or learn someone else block and add to the original block.
Teach a set phrase to the entire class , which then acts as a holding block .
Taught phrase example .
Look slowly to the right 1-8
Drop to the floor and hold 1-8
Creep forwards 1-8
Stand up and hold a pose 1-8
Teach or allow pupils to choregraph a starting and ending positon for the Dance . This could be done as individual poses or as a group pose .
This lesson plan could be developed over several weeks by adding more phrases and Dance interactions ie Cannon, Unison Levels etc.