KS3 Dance Unit – Refugee Themed – Choreography – Space and Relationships



This KS3 Dance unit explores choreography through the lens of the refugee experience. Students will learn about space, relationships, and creative movement while developing empathy and understanding for important social issues. It explores the movement components taught in AQA GCSE Dance.


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  • Editable materials for Google and Microsoft.
  • Deliver excellent, captivating dance lessons.
  • Aligned with national curriculum and OFSTED standards.
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Resource details

What’s included in this resource

This comprehensive KS3 Dance unit is designed to engage students in a meaningful exploration of choreography, space, and relationships through the lens of the refugee experience. Students will develop their dance skills and knowledge while fostering empathy and understanding for important social issues.

What’s Included:

  • 6 Detailed Lesson Plans: Each lesson includes clear objectives, step-by-step instructions, warm-up activities, creative tasks, assessment guidelines, and differentiation strategies.
  • Engaging Content: Lessons feature inspiring videos of professional choreographers, thought-provoking discussions, and opportunities for personal expression through movement.
  • Focus on Key Skills: Students will learn about the elements of space (levels, directions, pathways, size) and relationships (unison, canon, formation, mirroring, contact, action-reaction) in dance.
  • Creative Exploration: Students will have the opportunity to create their own solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, culminating in a final performance showcasing their understanding of the unit’s themes.
  • Differentiation: Lessons include adaptations and challenges to cater to diverse learning needs and abilities.
  • Assessment: Clear assessment guidelines and rubrics are provided to help teachers track student progress and provide meaningful feedback.

This unit is perfect for dance teachers looking to inspire their students through a relevant and engaging topic. It is suitable for both experienced and novice dancers and can be adapted to fit various timeframes and curriculum requirements.

Download formats

Our files come in 2 different sets of formats.

You will receive a zip file for Microsoft Office files (MS Word and MS Powerpoint). Please note that the Google Form quizzes are incompatible with Microsoft related products.

You will also receive a link to a shared google drive folder which will allow you to copy files to your own google drive folder allowing you to assign these using the Google Classroom. Full instructions on these are included within the download links.

Licensing Types

Please read the information below to find out which license you will require before downloading.
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Single User License

Suitable For One Teacher / Parent / Child
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Department License

Suitable for a team of teachers in one school.
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MAT / LEA License

Share with all schools in your LEA or MAT.

Additional information

License Type

Department License, MAT / LEA License, Single User License


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