Basic Locomotor Skills Teacher Resources
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Great Balls of Fire - I Got Locomotor Skills
Teach and review elementary locomotor skills. Use "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis to get youngsters up and grooving to the beat! The dance steps are described in rich detail and you will have the class jumping, skipping, leaping, and hopping around in no time at all.
K - 5th Physical Education 10 Views 16 Downloads
Celebrating Halloween With the Purple People Eaters
Get youngsters moving by teaching them some basic dance moves. This dance can be done in a circle, a line, or scattered around the gym. There are four movement combinations that are taught to the song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley. Steps are written out and of course you can adapt any of this to meet the needs of your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 10 Downloads
Triple Step Stomp
Here's a 32-count line dance to the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna. This dance introduces the triple-step. It's a quick right-left-right or a quick left-right-left step. It's not complicated. The really nice thing about this lesson is that there is a video that teaches this line dance sequence.
3rd - 10th Physical Education 5 Views 11 Downloads
Day One Dance Workshop
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the definition of dance. They view videos of various dances, compare/contrast the dances viewed, categorize a list of words about dance on a handout, write journal responses, and perform dance movements.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 35 Downloads
Poems That Dance
Combine the elements of dance with the actions in a poem. Learners review basic grammar, write an action-packed cinquain poem, and then choreograph a dance based on their cinquains. After the dances are done, they'll discuss the elements of writing, dance, and mood.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 20 Downloads
Who doesn't like playing with a parachute? Get out the CD player, find "Behind the Clouds" by Brad Paisley, and get those youngsters moving. The movements in this dance are very basic: slide steps, walking, shaking, swaying, and skipping. Doing these simple moves with music and a parachute are definitely an equation for fun!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
2nd-3rd Grade Lesson Plan - Dance Dance Revolution!!
"Dance, Dance Revolution™" is a video game that can be brought into the classroom to use as an exercise program. The game focuses on moving the feet forwards, backwards, or sideways to the rhythm of the music. Arrows flash up on the video screen and point in the direction the feet should move.
2nd - 9th Physical Education 31 Views 51 Downloads
Move It Line Dance
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in place. There is a video included; watch the video to learn the moves yourself, and then teach them to your younsters.
K - 5th Physical Education 39 Views 62 Downloads
Pathways to the Future
Students demonstrate and define basic modern dance vocabulary. Identify and explore a range of stimuli to create a dance movement. Recognize and explain how the creative process in dance is influenced by personal movement styles.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor andNonLocomotor Movement
Students develop dances. In this movement lesson, students play action and stillness games and learn motif writing symbols that communicate dance moves. Students use locomotor and non-locomotor movement to create their own movement phrases.
K Health 10 Views 43 Downloads
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions lesson, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to creating dances for the legends.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Teaching Locomotor Skills and Directions With a Circle Line Dance
Teach this circle line dance to focus on locomotor skills and directions. Which way is clockwise and which way is counter clockwise? The steps in this dance are very basic: grapevine, sliding, hopping, jumping. Put these steps together with directions: left, right, toward the center, backwards, clockwise, and counter clockwise.
K - 5th Physical Education 9 Views 15 Downloads
Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker
Students discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 102 Downloads
Arts Impact and Math
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. In this algebra lesson plan, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands to make the shapes.
3rd Math 15 Views 21 Downloads
YMCA With a Twist
Skip, march, do some jumping jacks! These are the basic moves in this version of the "YMCA" dance. There are some new poses for each of the letters. Watch the video and learn the new poses, or just use the video to teach the dance to your class.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Hispanic Arts: Visual Arts, Dance and Music
Students observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Students view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 43 Views 178 Downloads
Dynamics of Ceili Set Dance
Young scholars demonstrate the Ceili folk dance. In this dance lesson, students discuss the characteristics of a folk dance and identify the patterns in the Ceili dance. Young scholars demonstrate the dance steps with a partner and choreograph their own folk dance as a follow-up activity.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor and NonLocomotor Movement
Students investigate how to move through space before designing dances that show feelings, ideas, and thoughts. Using motif notation, they record movement ideas while they explore a variety of movement concepts. Using scoring guidelines, they demonstrate non-locomotor and locomotor movement.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads