A one day practical workshop (worth 8 CPD hours) in which participating teachers gain an understanding of the character content from Grades 4 and 5.
Teachers will be provided with information to support the learning and performance of the three character dances from each Grade. The examination criteria will be considered in relation to the necessary technical, artistic and musical aspects of the work.
The ‘Focus on Character Grades 4 and 5’ workshop has been developed to support teachers in developing their knowledge and understanding of the different styles and qualities necessary to establish the identifying character movements from each country. Appropriate development exercises are provided to enhance the students’ learning and performance of the necessary technique, musical appreciation and artistry required for Examinations, Class Awards and Solo Performance Awards.
On completion of the workshop you will:
demonstrate and understand the character technique required at each level
demonstrate the different styles and qualities of movement required at each level
appreciate and understand the various rhythms and styles from the relevant countries associated with each Grade
have an understanding of suitable strategies to help motivate students to enjoy expressive movement relating to the atmosphere of the music
have knowledge and understanding of the appropriate build-ups and development exercises relating to all character dances to support the development of the technique artistry and music appreciation, and
have knowledge and understanding of the criteria relating to the character work within Examinations, Class Awards and Solo Performance Awards.
For further information please visit: http://www.rad.org.uk/study/cpd/cpd-activities/find-a-cpd-course/grades-4-5-focus-on-character