PRACTICE /ORGANISATION Canon
In this section, the dance moves are not the main focus; examples from the category Tips & methods provide concrete inputs for forms of organisations and exercises as well as inspiration for successful choreographies. The examples also contain suggestions for methodical-didactical implementation ways for working with music.
The focus is on a variety of actions to learn, use and arrange dance steps.
Acquiring and consolidating a movement pattern in Canon present some variety.
In the game form "Canon", the goal is for two groups to dance the same sequence of movements but to do it with a time lapse. This is an exercise form to practice temporal shifts. What makes this form of exercise unique is that the second group starts before the first group has finished the sequence.
- Experience with movement and music
- Music perception
- Feel for rhythm
- Sequence of movement has been acquired (sequence has been learned by heart)
Tips for implementation:
- After the introduction and implementation with the class, groups of 4 can be formed to do the exercise.
- The Canon can be used as a didactic tool to support students in getting more secure in performing the sequence.
- Play some music during the practice phase (motivation). The sound volume can be varied.
- Perform this with different sizes of groups and in different directions.
- The Canon can be expanded deliberately, with three, four or more groups depending on what makes sense regarding the music, content or choreography.
Tips relating to the music: further information can be found under the heading Tips & methods > Music
- Good, motivating music is very important. Use songs that are currently popular every now and then. Bring faster and slower music to the lesson. These add variety and motivation to lessons.