Theatre and Dance

Curriculum overview
  • Theatre and Dance Curriculum

    In summary: role play, mime, acting, interpretation, song, characters, emotions, mime, opera, movement, rhythm, lyrical dance, world dance, folk dance.
  • A closer look

    Pretend play is an integral part of childhood and key to learning about interaction with others and exploring emotions. As well as providing plenty of resources to encourage pretend play, we will incorporate drama into our guided activities. We might, for example, spend a week making the cuarto de juegos (play room) into an outer space experience, complete with papier mache aliens, stars, planets and moons hung from the ceiling, and a rocket ship. When the setting is complete, we can journey into space on our rocket ship and explore the various planets we stop at along the way, chatting to any aliens we meet, describing the environment – what do we see, smell and hear? We might eat an intergalactic lunch in outer space, use our instruments to make alien music, and we might even become aliens ourselves for a little while. The dance part of the curriculum will be equally fluid, with the children exploring movement, moving to a rhythm and dance forms from around the world. Dance is a fantastic way to calm little ones – and expel excess energy – so we will encourage dance and movement at various points during the day.