Basic Locomotor Skills Teacher Resources
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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 activity, 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
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 9 Views 16 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
Dance - Kindergarten Body Awareness and Space
Students practice locomotor and axial movements. In this body awareness lesson, students discover freeze movement, axial movements, and locomotor movements. Students practice the movements as they maintain personal space.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
The History Of Dance And The Lifestyle Of A Dancer - Lesson 1
Second graders examine various dance styles in this Performing Arts lesson for the 2nd grade. The lesson is #1 in a unit of four lessons that examines the History of Dance styles and the lifestyle of a dancer. Emphasis is placed on movement exercises.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Learners are introduced to a social dance from Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Students warm up listening to the music and listening for the beat before trying the 'Stomp' step without a partner. After some practice, learners choose partners and dance for the length of the song.
10th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 0 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 24 Views 100 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 8 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 3 Views 11 Downloads
GET'N JIGGY WITH THE JITTERBUG
Twelfth graders research the history of the jitterbug dance through an interactive group project. The goal of the lesson is to get them to execute the dance steps independently with little outside help from the teacher. The steps are found in the research and demonstrated by the teacher.
12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 40 Views 176 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 15 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
Dynamics of Ceili Set Dance
Learners 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. Learners 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