Tudor Dancing was all about pomp and ceremony . Tudor gatherings were very much about pageantry and celebrations . Tudor dancing was a way to display your wealth , your grace and society statues .
Describing the Dances use words such as timing , display , formations , lines and patterns . The Dances preformed were very formal and mathmatical , each action had a purpose
Here is a great video which children could use for ideas to develop their own Dance .
Romeo and Juliet The Dance of the Knights is a work of classical music written for the 1935 ballet Romeo and Juliet . The music has been commonly used in television and radio programmes . It is probably most recognised as the theme to The Apprentice TV programme .
The choreography reflects the strong pulsating beats of the brass section .
Watch the clip , discuss the choreography , the importance of timing , and control . Again we see the dancers repeating patterns and steps .
Using Romeo and Juliet as a stimuli discuss the actions of the choreography . Create short sequences of hand movements , shaking hands , switching partners hands , moving around with a partner whilst holding hands .