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The Frontiers of Dance
Learners learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance lesson, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads
The Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh & the Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
Students read information to learn about dance frontiers and Butoh dance. In this dance and art lesson, students are introduced to the dance form of butoh. Students watch a video about the topic and find their own outlets for expression in creative dance.
2nd - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Crazy Frog Dance
Teach your young learners some basic line dance steps. Get them moving to increase their heart rates and to have fun. This dance consists of a few steps and there is a part that is for free-style moves. While the written description is not explicit enough about the steps, there is a video teaching the moves.
1st - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 10 Downloads
Contra dance was brought to America by French Soldiers after the Revolutionary War. Contra dancing is done in lines, but with partners facing each other. Some moves one partner is moving forward while the other moves backwards. Some moves are mirrored.
4th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 3 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 5 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 7 Downloads
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Learners explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance instructional activity, 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 63 Views 127 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 3 Views 10 Downloads
Folk Dancing Fun
First graders discuss different kinds of music they have heard. They listen to a short selection of folk music and discuss where they think it is from. Using a globe, the teacher shows students where the music is from. They spread out on the floor and do a dance (dance steps are described on the lesson plan).
1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. For 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 7 Views 12 Downloads
Living History - Dance
Seventh graders explore the traditional dances of various immigrants into the United States. While attending a cultural event from a specific immigrant group, 7th graders observe cultural dances. They interview members of the ethnic group and learn the dance.
7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 Downloads
West African Dance: Ku Ku
Twelfth graders explore West African Ku Ku dance. As a class, learners discuss the influence African dances have on the United Sates of today, as well as the history of the dance. Students observe and participate in a dance demonstration.
12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Patterns in Dance and Math
Students analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Students demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 50 Downloads
Hispanic Arts and Culture Unit: Visual Arts, Dance, and Music
Students learn about Latin American dance and rhythm in different forms and participate in dancing. In this Latin American lesson plan, students also analyze Latin American paintings.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 10 Downloads
Dance and differently Abled People
There are some good ideas for dance warm ups, cool downs, and movement activities, but the focus is a bit odd. The class discusses that differently abled people like to dance too. Pupils feel what it's like for deaf or blind people to dance.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads