Scottish ceilidh dancing is an exciting way to make PE lessons fun! It puts mathematical concepts such as shapes, patterns, sequences and numbers into practice. Linking movements together also helps with coordination, agility and memorisation. These dances are an excellent demonstration of British history and culture, and are particularly relevant in January (Burns Night) and November (St Andrew’s Day).
Working in pairs or groups, the students dance in time to exciting traditional Scottish music (recorded, or live for an additional fee). Older students might also enjoy writing their own dances using traditional movements and structures. Alison can also bring her fiddle to demonstrate Scottish fiddle music live in class or assembly.
Alison can also provide CPD sessions for teachers. In addition to teaching a range of dances, she can suggest suitable music, appropriate warmups, ways of linking country dance to the rest of the curriculum, catering to different abilities and achieving high standards.
Please contact Alison to find out more.