For the past two years, the London Grid for Learning has been working with Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (the Ballet Boyz) to produce a unique video-rich resource to support dance at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The LGfL site has three productions – Encore, Torsion and Naked – all based on the Ballet Boyz’ vast professional experience in the world of contemporary dance. For example, Encore offers a library of accessible contemporary dance moves based on traditional European and non-European folk traditions – mazurka, polonaise, Arabian, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and even morris dancing.
Extensive video clips, worksheets and lesson plans show how teachers and pupils can use these libraries of dance motifs to create their own dance productions.
All of theresources were developed in collaboration with pupils, teachers, schools and local authorities in London