Dance Teacher Resources
From ballroom to disco, showcase the art of movement in your classroom. Waltz through all the different styles, while still leaving space for your dancers to twirl in creativity.
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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
Dancing Levels in Space
Learners practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class. In this physical education activity, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion. Learners cooperate in pairs or small groups to perform their dance.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 53 Views 104 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Dance - Historical Background of Dances
Throughout history, dance has had a spiritual or ritual significance depending on the context it's performed in. Critical thinkers research and create a multi-media presentation describing the use of dance and music in wedding rituals from around the world.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 17 Downloads
Dance Sequences and Phrases
A series of lessons about dance would be a great addition to your physical education class. Straightforward as well as creative, it teaches the basic skills of dance movement. A rubric helps guide the dancers to let them know what steps they need to makes a quality performance.
8th - 12th Physical Education 52 Views 133 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
Unit on Dance
There are eight separate dances to learn in this dance unit. Here are a few that are on the list: the Macarena, the twist, the Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance. The class is taught a variety of line dances in this unit, and then they select which dance they would like to perform as their unit test dance.
5th - 10th Physical Education 12 Views 71 Downloads
Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the official version of the traditional dance, it is a fun and active dance to learn.
4th - 12th Physical Education 12 Views 39 Downloads
Stuck Like Glue 4 - Wall Line Dance
Heel, toe, heel, toe, grapevine, stomp. Put some basic dance steps together and get moving. Teach this 32-count series to your class and when they've got the steps down add some music. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland has a great beat and is quick-paced.
4th - 12th Physical Education 8 Views 19 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
Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Dance
Learn this 32-count line dance. There are four eight-counts that repeat throughout the song. The steps include walking forward, walking backward, pivots, grapevine, and some jumps. All in all this is a simple and quick dance to learn. Practice the steps and then put Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on and tear up that dance floor!
4th - 12th Physical Education 24 Views 29 Downloads
5,6,7,8 Line Dance
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for dancers to be creative and do their own thing.
4th - 11th Physical Education 13 Views 14 Downloads
The Ritual Fire Dance
This worksheet about "The Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla, provides information on the musician, his music, and the dance. It includes 9 questions about the reading in addition to 5 questions about the instruments important in the music.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 57 Downloads
Dancing With Glee
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the steps before you teach it or use the video to do the teaching for you.
5th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 18 Downloads
Teach some dance moves to "Firework" by Katy Perry. It's such an upbeat song, you will have those dancers moving and wanting to move more! There are four 16-count parts to learn. It's not too complicated. Teach them the steps, then put it to the music.
5th - 10th Physical Education 5 Views 12 Downloads
Two line dances that are similar yet different. These two dances are performed to disco music, fast and upbeat. Do grapevines, heel-toe moves, and even tuck your arms up and flap them like chicken wings. These two dances are sure to get their heart rates up in a fun activity.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
7th Grade Dance
The question of the year is, "How much money do I need to attend the seventh grade dance?" Considering costs of clothing, dinner, and admission, learners compute sales tax and tips to add in for a final price. This task is intended to be used during a unit on ratio and percent.
6th - 8th Math 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Chinese Lion Dance
Students celebrate the Chinese New Year and listen to the story behind the Chinese Lion Dance. In this Chinese New Year activity, students research the geography and culture of China. Students create puppets, dance the Lion Dance and find China on the map.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 83 Downloads
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these geometric transformations.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 69 Views 131 Downloads
Shall We Dance?
This four to five day mini dance unit has many components. Discussion on what makes a good dance partner, research on famous dancing pairs, as well as learning a choreographed piece in class. The class learns a short dance sequence and performs with different partners to experience the important partnering elements.
9th - 12th Physical Education 4 Views 10 Downloads