Explorer - Lesson 2: Developing Movement Patterns: Understanding Dynamics

60 mins


  • Means of capture
  • Record of last performance
  • PE kit and bare feet
  • Music
  • Clear empty space
  • Lesson Film
  • Choreographic ideas

In this lesson, Karim, Liz and David work with the dancers to develop patterns of movement, both individually and as a group, and explore the theme of 'greetings'. They also explain the what it means to use 'dynamics' in dance.


  • To understand and explore different dynamics.
  • To explore different movement actions initiated by various body parts.
  • To developing movement patterns to create non-contact group work – understanding how we can make positive physical connections with our peers.
  • To develop collaborative skills.


  • PE: To master basic movements, as well as developing flexibility, strength, agility, balance and co-ordination in a range of activities. They will also become familiar with moving to music. 
  • PE: To reflect on their own and others performance and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • PE: To create and work towards a performance using simple movement patterns.
  • PE: To be physically active and confident for sustained periods of time.