Folk Dance was introduced as part of the Irish Primary PE Curriculum in 1999. In response, I developed the resource pack DANCIN’ TIME along with a group of teachers, to help you deliver Folk Dance in the classroom.
The resource pack was piloted in six Primary schools throughout Meath and Dublin: fourteen teachers took part in the original trials. The children involved in the making of the DVD come from a variety of schools in Co. Meath, and range from the complete beginner to the more advanced pupil.
Teachers found the resource pack so helpful and easy to use and feedback from the teachers who initially piloted the pack was so positive that I was encouraged to publish the pack and make it more widely available.
Why not try the pack within your school or download one of the dances and try it with your class … it really is fun to use.
I know you will find it fun to teach! Happy dancing!