Meaning of Contemporary Dance | Features of Contemporary Dance | Performing Contemporary Dance JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Cultural and Creative Arts

Last Updated on July 16, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

 

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

________ TERM

WEEK 

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

THEME:

PREVIOUS LESSON 

 

TOPIC – CONTEMPORARY DANCE 

 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Contemporary Dance

3. Features of Contemporary Dance

4. Performing Contemporary Dance

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives –

1. state the meaning of contemporary dance.

2. discuss some features of contemporary dance.

3. mention some contemporary dance movements.

4. perform some contemporary dance movement.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of textbook, notebooks, chalk board/magic boards, DVDs/VCDs players, television sets.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. National Curriculum for SSS Classes

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

MEANING OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Contemporary dance is a form of dance that is a clear departure from the traditional and ballet dance forms but draws inspiration from them.

 

FEATURES OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

1. Individual style

2. Creativity

3. Does not have fixed movements, etc.

 

PERFORMING SOME CONTEMPORARY DANCE MOVEMENTS

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the students some questions; then, the teacher –

2. Defines and explains contemporary dance.

Student’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

3. Plays video of contemporary dance g Nigerian and Western.

Student’s Activities – Watch video of contemporary dance.

4. Leads the class in a discussion of points they have noted.

5. Introduces various contemporary dance movements.

Student’s Activities – Participate in class discussion of what they have noticed.

6. Guides the student(s) to perform some movements to build and encourage individual creativity.

Student’s Activities – Perform some dance movements portraying their understanding of contemporary dance.

7. Summarizes the lesson on the board.

Student’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask students to:

1. state the meaning of contemporary dance.

2. explain two specific things they noticed while watching the video.

3. display two dance movements they have been learning and practicing.

4. exhibit a solo or a group dance.

 

 

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