*STAR – Kids’ All That Jazz
Recommended Size 20 - 42
Programme Format On-site
Cost $135.00 Per hour
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Dance - Jazz
Student Profile Primary Lower, Primary Middle, Primary Upper
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)
Programme Synopsis “STAR – Kids’ All That Jazz” is a programme specially customized to meet the needs of students at the primary school level. Converge adopts specific teaching techniques catered to engaging today’s kids to help them build interest in Jazz and Dance in general, all while picking up important skills and values associated with the 21st Century Competencies. The Converge STAR series strives to Shape students, harness their Talents, develop Appreciation, all while keeping Relevance in mind. SHAPE – At their highly impressionable age, we introduce values-driven lessons that will equip students with social and emotional skills that are in line with the 21st Century Competencies, allowing them to learn about and through dance all at the same time. TALENT – We want to develop their dance potential by equipping them with the correct techniques and a solid foundation. They will pick up basics of the genre, choreographed sequences, as well as stage performance skills. APPRECIATION – To develop passion for the genre and dance in general, we believe that it is important to guide students in understanding the history of the specific dance genre. With understanding and awareness that goes beyond just its physical form, students enjoy a more holistic appreciation for the art form. RELEVANCE – Our faculty adopts age-appropriate teaching techniques, music and language to help our Primary School students better understand the materials covered. Our lesson plans are also customizable according to the school’s needs (e.g. inclusion of specific themes, duration changes, etc.), in order to better engage the students. In this specially crafted programme, students will have a taste of a variety of fusion Jazz genres, including Broadway Jazz, Latin Jazz, Street Jazz and Lyrical Jazz. Students will spend 2 sessions with each fusion genre, learning about its history, the techniques adopted from each genre, and its relevancy in today’s dance scene. Learning Objectives APPRECIATE - Appreciate Jazz Dance history, its fusion with other genres (Broadway Jazz, Street Jazz, Latin Jazz, Lyrical Jazz), and corresponding connections with other parts of the world - Spark curiosity in Jazz dance and its fusion genres, build interest in understanding how the fusion genres were derived, and where they drew their influences from ACQUIRE - Learning key terminologies and vocabularies associated with and/or adopted in Jazz Dance and its fusion genres, and executing Jazz Dance techniques and choreography - Engage in hands-on practical application of above, including through technique training, choreography, showcase preparation. ARTICULATE - Guided reflection and feedback at end of every session to encourage articulating of ideas, viewpoints and perspectives - Develop awareness of audiences and generating respect for differing viewpoints and ideas - Conceptualize and translate ideas into works through guided self-choreographies or group activities
Focus Areas Appreciate Arts & Culture, Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Not applicable
Lesson Goal #1 ACQUIRE ability to execute Jazz Dance (and fusion genres) techniques and choreography
Lesson Goal #2 APPRECIATE Jazz Dance – to acknowledge and understand its history, evolution, and positive values associated with the genre
Lesson Goal #3 ARTICULATE ideas, viewpoints and perspectives via guided reflection, review sessions and organic learning opportunities
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