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Chance Dance Compositions
Fourth graders create dances through a randomly generated process (such as throwing a dice) and perform their dances for the class. Class work is based on Merce Cunningham's "Chance Dance" and includes walking, skipping hopping, and other movements.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
Jumping and Landing
Third graders examine primary sources of students jumping, or skipping rope. In this physical education instructional activity, 3rd graders compare activities from then and now. Additionally, students describe various scenes or scenarios within the pictures.
3rd Physical Education 3 Views 13 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Dance/Movement - Warming Up and Skill Development
Dance is an expressive and highly physical art form that incorporates culture, music, and body mechanics. Learners warm up their bodies, practice dance techniques and terminology, then explore African movement and rhythm. Tip: Have the class compose a drawing or essay depicting both the ritual and physical experiences of African dance.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Dance: Water Dancing
Examine the way water moves, drips, and splashes with an expressive dance. Learners discuss the ways in which water moves, then create dance sequences that show or describe water. There are several suggestions to adapt this lesson to meet the needs of all learners.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Making Dances From Stories
After reading a short story, learners will create dances that show homophones and verbs. Their dance sequences involve three verbs and transition movements in between each verb. Tip: Have the class dance out the sequence of events from the story, instead of retell.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In groups, they discuss the conditions of Harlem that made it possible for the Harlem Renaissance to occur.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 155 Downloads
This line dance incorporates the grapevine, step-claps, the Twist, and the Lindy step. It's a great way to introduce the Lindy step in a line dance before teaching them to dance the Lindy with a partner. The directions are well written and explain the dance step-by-step.
4th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 4 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
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
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
Describing Mirror Dances
Second graders perform mirror dancing. In this dancing lesson, 2nd graders are led in a dance warm-up and brainstorm kinds of movements they have done in dance. Students are then led through a demonstration of a mirror dance.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Describing Shadow Dances
Fourth graders explore the language of dance and literacy. In this writing lesson plan students discover how writers use language and how dancers create dances. Students expand their vocabulary through generating dances and later writing about them.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 23 Downloads
Students explore rhythm. For this cross curriculum elements of dance, music, and literacy lesson, students listen to and repeat patterns of long/slow and short/fast sounds. Students choose a familiar theme and related words with 1- 4 syllables.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 30 Downloads
Great lesson on teaching some of the basics of square dancing. Ten basic moves are listed and described. The descriptions of these square dance moves are clearly explained. There are several pictures to show what a few of these moves look like.
3rd - 8th Physical Education 8 Views 14 Downloads