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Company

Dance Notes

Founded: 1992
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

Dance Notes

Instantly-available, themed schemes of work for KS 1 & 2 Dance.
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Encounter Edu

Award-winning online platform providing full lessons, activities. multimedia resources and live broadcasts with a focus on STEM and global issues.
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Educational Impact

Dance Notes

reduce teacher workload100%
build student knowledge88%
increase student collaboration93%
improve attainment82%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing79%
Not measured 
 

Encounter Edu

reduce teacher workload73%
build student knowledge89%
Not measured 
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improve teacher knowledge77%
 
Recommended Usage
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Encounter Edu is designed to be as flexible as possible. Teachers and parents may want to use just a single video or lesson. However, it has more impact when the different sections are integrated. For instance, teach a lesson, view a 360-degree gallery, take part in a live broadcast and then review.

Most Helpful Reviews

Dance Notes

Tim Robinson, Pe coordinator: Provides good lesson ideas, including warm ups and cool downs, building to a final piece at the end of the unit.
Karen Sullivan, Class Teacher and PE Subject Lead: Because I have subscribed using my money and not the schools I would recommend it but as a whole school PE approach
Ella Webb, class teacher: Great music. Activities are a good starting point. To be a 10, maybe some examples of shapes or videos of dances to inspire pupils or teachers who don't know what they don't know.
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Encounter Edu

K.Hodgetts, Head of Science: such a range of resources on the website with so many more I still want to use, I just have to choose which ones and when to incorporate into my planning.
Liudmyla, EFL Teacher: The amount of information, researches, Live lessons, experiments and live discussion with explorers and scientists are of significant importance for education and future jobs choice. Teachers and students with their parents can find here a lot of explanations on how to solve problems we face today and how to make this world better!
Jennifer, Teacher: Excellent quality resources
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Age Range

Dance Notes

5-7, 8-10 

Encounter Edu

5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16 
Features

Dance Notes

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Encounter Edu

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Languages
Accessibility

Dance Notes

Few to no features 

Encounter Edu

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Policies

Dance Notes

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

Encounter Edu

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 
Requirements

Dance Notes

Available Offline
Internet - Low Bandwidth
Internet - High Bandwidth
Desktop - Mac
Desktop - Windows
Desktop - Chromebook
Desktop - Linux
Mobile - iPhone
Mobile - iPad
Mobile - Windows
Mobile - Android
Radio
Television

Most teachers download the resources, so need to have basic computer/internet literacy. They will need to be able to place the order, open the download, unzip the lesson files and store the music files for use within their lessons. Music may be streamed using links within the plan but many teachers ill transfer files to their own devices. Others will order CDs. To use a licence, they will need to provide a log-in and password, which is then usable throughout their staff. The lessons themselves are designed to be delivered by any teacher, with no need for specialist dance or PE training. We do, however, also offer CPD where required.

 

Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu requires a device with good internet connection. The website is responsive, so all sections can be viewed on a mobile, tablet or laptop and projected in a classroom. It may be easier to view downloaded resources on a tablet or laptop device. To use 360-degree media, classes can choose options from using projector and white board, tablets or smartphones and virtual reality viewers. For live lessons, teachers will need to display the live video and have access to Zoom or YouTube depending on the lesson they are joining.

 
Training

Dance Notes

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

The Dance Notes schemes are designed to be pupil-led. This means that any teacher should be able to lead a class, with no specialist knowledge or instruction (beyond standard teacher training). A series of 6 videos is, however, available at the web site. These talk teachers through the progression of a typical Dance Notes plan and show pupils at work. Each is between 1:30 - 3:00 minutes in duration. In addition, each lesson plan includes a folder with supplementary teaching notes, to aid delivery of the lesson. These are also available individually, online, to licence holders. For teachers and schools that require more detailed help with their dance delivery and/or planning, we also offer CPD. This may take the form of an INSET day; twilight-sessions; or a whole term's delivery by a Dance Notes-approved teacher, working alongside school staff.

 

Encounter Edu

There is a wide-range of support articles in the professional development section, including advice on using the site during any period of school closure, which is also aimed at parents. The teacher resources are designed for use by novice and expert teachers alike and a number of resources have been adapted for ‘at home’ use. Live chat and email support is also offered for any further questions.

 
Set Up

Dance Notes

For online download orders, the download link is sent immediately on purchase. The lesson download will take seconds and the music may take a few minutes, depending on the number of tracks in the lesson. Invoice orders are processed manually, so take a little longer. Printed materials are normally posted the next working day but may take up to a week, depending on demand.

Encounter Edu

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Support

Dance Notes

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 

Encounter Edu

Vendor has not supplied this information 
Home Learning

Dance Notes

Not available To parents
 

Encounter Edu

Not available To parents
 
Video
Pricing

Dance Notes

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Dance Notes pricing starts from £29.99 / one-off

Individual lesson plans are priced at:

£32.99 (download with mp3s)

£43.99 (download + CD)

£65.99 (printed pack + CD).

Online payments are discounted by 10%.

A full school licence costs £216 annually, discounted to £190 with online payment (not BACS).

Group discounts are available for academy trust and other partnership annual licences:

5 schools: £550

6–9 schools: £875

10–15 school: £1500

Encounter Edu

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Encounter Edu pricing starts from £0 / per-pupil

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