Course: Dancing education in nursery school

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Course title Dancing education in nursery school
Course code KT1/4224
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Petrů Dominika, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dobrodinská Miroslava, Mgr. Bc.
Course content
Content: 1.Introduction, content of study-unit, credit requirements, usage of training lessons, literature. 2.- 3. Rhythmical exercises, exercise with anaerobic character on music and exercises on development of coordination skills, dance games. 4. Good body posture, dance preparatory, leadership of motion on music 5.- 6. Folk dances characteristics, demonstration and training of some dances. 7.- 8. Anaerobic exercises with music with usage of tools. 9. Yoga exercises with music and development of flexibility of children's body. 10.- 13. Dance preparatory with elements of classical and modern dance forms. 14. Giving credits, implementing into practice, consultation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Through this subject the students get the information about the dancing education suitable for pre-school children. It containes exercises for the right posture, it containes rhytmic preparation and exercises, dancing games and exercising with music. The students will learn exercises for development of coordinating abilities especially flexibility and balance, and exercises for basic motor skills in dancing sport. One of the important element is training of body control and its individual parts with musical accompaniement. All exercises are chosen according to the structure of teaching lesson. During the semester the students demonstrate sucessfully realized dancing game suitable for pre-school children and hand over the written preparation
Students get an overview of selected dance games and assemblies suitable for teaching the elements of dance in kindergarten as part of the movement and dance education.
Knowledge of basic terminology.

Assessment methods and criteria
1. 80 % active participation. 2. Preparation and demonstration of selected dance games or exercises with music.
Recommended literature
  • Andělová. Jede Kudrna okolo Brna.. 2004.
  • Blahutková, Jonášová. Využití hudebně pohybové výchovy v rytmické gymnastice.. Brno MU, 2009.
  • Blažíčková. Metodika a didaktika taneční výchovy.. Praha, 2005.
  • Johanovská. Tanec kouzelným jarem: gymnastická průprava v mateřské škole. BP. Ústí n. L.: PF UJEP, 2009.
  • Jurkovič. Od výkřiku k písničce.. 2012.
  • Leopoldová. Metodika taneční gymnastiky.. Brno, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching in Pre-schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter