Dance Genres Teacher Resources
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Dance
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by teaching your class how to do an Irish jig. This type of dance is very fast. Break it all down and teach each section of the dance thoroughly. There are plenty of hops, kicks, toe touches, and stomps in this jig, so it will take some time to learn.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads
James Wyeth: Capturing Dance
Young scholars draw portraits of a dancer. In this visual-arts instructional activity, students study the work of James Wyeth online. They then watch a dance performance and sketch 10 - 15 pieces depicting dancers. Five of these sketches will be selected for exhibition.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads
Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads
We Can Dance
Fourth graders explore the love of dance in Texas and examine a variety of well-known dances performed in Texas. In this we can dance lesson, 4th graders research the background of different cultural dances in Texas and work with a partner to practice some of the dance steps that first arrived in Texas.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learners go through the experience of creating a dance. They use the correct vocabulary when creating the dance in writing. Students choreograph the steps needed to perform the dance in sequence. Then they perform the dance for final assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 52 Downloads
One of the best ways to explore other cultures is through experiencing their dances. That's exactly what happens in this sweet activity on cultural dance. In it, learners dance to The Mexican Hat Dance, Skip to My Lou, and other classic dances from around the world.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the background information on the original ballet, lesson prompts, and musical activities can be used with any performance, in any classroom, or for family discussion.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 1 Download
New Review Nutcracker
'Tis the holiday season and the Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince come alive with a teaching and study guide for Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Background information, activities, games and puzzles are all included in the packet perfect for classrooms or family viewing.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads
Only boys like Rock n' Roll. That's not so! Eighth graders consider the origin of rock music as well as some associated stereotypes. They discuss who listens to rock music, when it originated, and then they analyze some current pop lyrics. Great teaching notes are included.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 67 Downloads
Exploring and Using Shapes to Make a Dance
Second graders use their bodies to create various shapes to make a dance when given various music and beats. For this shapes and dance lesson plan, 2nd graders create lines, curves, twists, and angles with their bodies.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 52 Downloads
Dancing With Friends
Watch five girls from Kuwait practice a traditional folk dance. They go to the studio and then practice dancing after school. Have your class conduct a simple research project on the types of dance common to their ancestry. Have them draw pictures of it and perhaps learn a few dance moves to share with the class.
1 min Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Dance in Hawai`i
Nearly every people group has some type of dance, and those dances usually reflect history and culture. Little researchers write an essay on the cultural significance of the Hawaiian hula dance. They research the role of the hula dancer as it has changed throughout time.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 10 Downloads
They say art often imitates life. Learners research and write an expository paper on modern dance choreographer, Alvin Ailey. They focus on describing how his life and background has influenced his dance creations. This is a great way to incorporate an appreciation for the art of dance while fostering good research and writing skills.
5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 3 Downloads
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Let's get ready to Zumba! An avatar guides you in learning popular dance steps and leads as you earn stars by dancing along. With 17 different achievement badges, the app also allows you to set and track fitness goals, find local Zumba classes, and share progress on Facebook.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 0 Downloads
The Indian Dance
Kids build an appreciation for the similarities and differences found in world dance genres. They watch both a Bollywood dance and a South African dance to describe and compare styles, purposes, costumes, and music in each dance. Note: Videos are not included.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads