Jigs & Reels
A Progressive Programme of SCD for Teachers of Children and Youth
This very interesting book offers a comprehensive set of instructions for teaching children and youths from Early Level through Second Level.
It includes full lesson plans for classes based on each of 30 dances, mostly already published by the RSCDS. Each lesson plan could take three or four teaching sessions. The book is supported by two CDs with recorded music for each dance, and a DVD of demonstrations for each dance. Some of the dances on the DVD include a voice-over of suitable coaching words.
This publication is intended as a resource to provide school teachers (not necessarily qualified SCD teachers) with a progressive programme. As the introduction says, “Ideally this resource will be introduced through a Continuing Professional Development session. This would be led by a qualified teacher trained by the RSCDS and based in the area.”
This book would be a valuable resource for a group which has no qualified teacher, and which is learning dances by reading sometimes-cryptic published instructions.