Immersive - Lesson 5: Exploring a Character: The Mad Hatter

60 mins

Requirements

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

In this lesson, you and your dancers will meet the Mad Hatter and re-introduce the characters we have met so far for a tea party.

LESSON OUTCOMES:

  • To develop movement patterns to create non-contact group work – understanding how we can make positive physical connections with peers.
  • To explore different ways of creating phrases using body percussion.
  • To improve rhythm and co-ordination.
  • To understand how we can use props to enhance our dance.
  • To develop collaborative skills.

CURRICULUM LINKS:

  • English: Persuasive writing tasks exploring the idea of attending the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
  • English: Write a descriptive characterisation of the Mad Hatter that is given to someone else to embody in the lesson.
  • English: Persuasive writing tasks exploring the idea of attending the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
  • Maths: Counting movement phrases.
  • 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.
  • PSHE: To work towards shared goals and expressing a range of feelings.
  • Art and DT: Making a hat or paper boat that could be used as a hat. Using it in the lesson as a prop for dance.
  • Music: Rhythm and body percussion.