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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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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 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 lesson, 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
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Young scholars explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson plan, 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
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
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Take a look at this simple, easy line dance. Forward steps, backward steps, jumps, and grapevines. Shake arms, shake hands, and clap! Put this all together and dance to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Mariah Carey. A nice little holiday dance.
1st - 4th Physical Education
This Land is Your Land Shaker Routine
Shake it up! Give each dancer two hand-held shakers of any kind. If your class doesn't have any shakers, do a project and make your own. Small containers with lids, some rice or dried beans, and glue or tape to seal the lids shut. Teach the class the steps to this dance and then play the song "This Land is Your Land," and shake away!
1st - 3rd Physical Education
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance instructional activity, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Students investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to determine the beats per minute for the various folk dances.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Use dance to help learners conceptualize line segments, rays, lines, and planes. They choreograph dances that show dimensional space. Dancers start by pondering space, point, and lines as the teacher draws them in the air. Each movement they make is described in mathematical terminology as it relates to points, segments, rays, planes, and lines.
New Review Giraffes Can’t Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to learn how to dance, before students watch a short video about bullying and act out skits demonstrating how to respond to different situations.
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dancing Word Meaning
First graders show word meaning through movement. In this word meaning lesson plan, 1st graders participate in a "Brain Dance" to begin the lesson plan. They listen as the teacher reads a book and acts out words to show meaning such as tumbling when they hear "tumble down.
1st English Language Arts
Dancing the Colors of Birds
Learners explore colors through storytelling and dance. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Bird and Cornstalk Rug" and identify three colors. Learners express how the colors make them feel through the rhythm of percussion instruments.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts