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Dancing in 3's
This dance makes me want to just get up and start moving right now. This dance is done to the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. The lesson includes not only step-by-dance step instructions but also a video. There is a lot of movement in this quick-paced dance.
4th - 9th Physical Education 10 Views 29 Downloads
Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
Hot, Hot, Hot, Cold
Learners dance the image of falling snow. They move, swing, fall, and rise to music working to depict snow falling, the sun, and high/low movements. This is a well-thought out lesson that aids them in seeing movement as a form of expression.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
What do science and dance have in common? Simple machines, work, and force! First, children discuss machines, wheels, inclined planes, and wedges. They create inclined planes with their bodies and make up dances about wheels and wedges. They use interpretive dance to describe the motion of machines such as, tilt, lean, spin, and turn.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 26 Downloads
Students share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present examples of social dancing, research dance forms performed in class, and reflect on which dance styles they like best.
6th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 187 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
Dancing with Coyote
Learners discuss the painting Shuffle Off to Buffalo and dance, dress up, and learn about Old Man Coyote. For this art lesson plan, students use the painting as a spring board in order to evoke emotion and use that to create movement.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 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 10 Views 16 Downloads
Swing Your Partner
Students work together to paint a square set on a piece of asphalt. In pairs, they use the square set to participate in a variety of square dances. To end the lesson, they decorate the squares to help them remember the correct steps to the dances.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Create A Line Dance
Students create their own line dance, which must have a minimum of 4 parts, each part goes to a count of 4. They may select parts from the Create a Line Dance cards to use for their dance, or they may create their own parts.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 56 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
Scattered Square Dance
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning and performing the call.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
Walking on Sunshine Fitness Dance
Knee bends, jumping jacks, arm stretches, arm circles, and just jumping around are some of the moves used in this dance workout. Get those youngsters up and moving to the beat of "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. It's all about having fun while being active and those youngsters are more likely to get up and move to the beat of a song.
K - 3rd Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
Jingle Bell Dance With the Crazy Frogs
Skater's Glide, Reindeer Stomps, Skiers, and Snow Shoe Marches are the four types of dance steps in this activity. Find the Crazy Frog version of "Jingle Bells" and teach these dance moves. There is a video included so take a look at it and learn the steps before teaching, or use the video to teach the dance steps to your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
Kolos (Circle Dances): For the Love of Dance!
Fourth graders physically learn kolos or circle dances, discuss what they are learning with their peers and write in their daily journals. They apply critical thinking skills to draw inferences about Eastern European immigrant groups in Ohio.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads