Do want to learn or improve your dance skills? Whether it is street dance, hip hop or more traditional dance such as ballet that appeals to you – this is your chance!

The possibilities are endless and you should find a person, people or group local to you that could help. You should develop a programme which is interesting, relevant to you and will increase your physical fitness. Along the way you’ll have fun, make friends, learn new skills – or even share your own skills with others!

Here are just a few ideas of the sort of things you could do to get you started:

Street dance

  • Learn how to dance hip hop and perform in a talent show at school or in your youth group
  • Choreograph, practice and perform a street dance in a dramatics production
  • Join a street dance group and train for competitions and shows
  • Use online tutorials to lean about popping and locking.Practice moves weekly


  • Lean ballet, including mastering the five basic positions
  • Learn how to move through music and perform to an audience
  • Join a dance studio, rehearse and take part in a public show
  • Practice regularly to achieve a new ballet grade


  • Join a salsa class and learn basic moves, spins and turns
  • Attend weekly lessons and progress through the class levels at your club
  • Use online videos to study and practice footwork and shines, filming your progress
  • Develop your moves in Rudeda classes


  • Learn tap, including mastering the basic steps such as step-heel, heel-step and stamp
  • Have tuition to develop advanced moves or learn how to combine basic steps together
  • Practice regularly to achieve a new grade
  • Learn a dance to perform to an audience

Remember, these are just a few ideas. Chat to your Leader, family, friends and people who’ve already achieved an Award to see what they’ve done and what opportunities are available in your local area.

Don’t forget to check with your Leader that what you choose to do meets the DofE’s requirements for this section and your level.

Physical categories

Find out more about what you can do under the eight Physical section category headings:

Team sports

Individual sports

Water sports

Racquet sports



Extreme sports

Martial arts

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