Bound and Free Years 9-10 Level 5 Duration 8 lessons Where did Jazz dancing come from? Students will be taken back 500 years to discover how Jazz Dancing began, the people involved, and some of the many reasons for its development



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Bound and Free

Years 9-10

Level 5

Duration 8 lessons
Where did Jazz dancing come from?

Students will be taken back 500 years to discover how Jazz Dancing began, the people involved, and some of the many reasons for its development. They will perform Jazz movements and create a dance contrasting restriction and freedom.
Key Competency

Thinking Students will begin to develop an understanding of the concepts of restriction and freedom and will relate this to the lives of African people during the years of the Slave Trade. They will research dance, learn new dance techniques, select and organise dance movement and communicate new understandings through dance choreography.
Resources

Videos: Roots (based on the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, by Alex Haley), West Side Story, All that Jazz, Cats

Discovering Dance DVD – Ministry of Education resource

Jazz History notes – see below

Dance Teacher’s Tool Kit (see http://arts.unitec.ac.nz/resources/units/dancing_competencies/tool_kit/): Practical Differentiation Cards, Action Words, Using Action Words; Thinking About Choreography; Oral Responses Cards; A Dance Review (3, 4, 5)




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