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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Students share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present examples of social dancing, research dance forms performed in class, and reflect on which dance styles they like best.
6th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 182 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 16 Downloads
New Review Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary activity. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own paintings.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 6 Downloads
Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker
Students discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 100 Downloads
Dancing Word Meaning
First graders show word meaning through movement. In this word meaning lesson, 1st graders participate in a "Brain Dance" to begin the lesson. They listen as the teacher reads a book and acts out words to show meaning such as tumbling when they hear "tumble down.
1st Language Arts 19 Views 40 Downloads
Get those boys dancing! Here's a dance activity that is choreographed around the use of a basketball. Teach them this line dance and see how they do. Watch the provided video yourself, or better yet, use the video to teach this dance. You could also have the class make suggestions to change up the dance or perhaps let them choreograph a dance with a partner using the basketball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 6 Views 8 Downloads
Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Do the Animal Dance!
Students create a dance based on animal movements. In this kinesthetic lesson plan, the students will read and imitate animals in a creative way and share their dances with the group. The lesson includes a take-home activity and a math curriculum connection.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 9 Views 55 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
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 14 Views 75 Downloads
There are really only four basic moves in this line dance. Those dance moves are: grapevine, slide, marching, and then dipping and clapping. Each 8-count is repeated twice, for a total of a 64-count dance. The unique addition to this dance is that alternating rows begin the dance in opposite directions.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 4 Downloads
Here's a 32-count, get-up-and-move line dance done to "A Girl Like Me" by Rihanna. Move left, move right, step kick, clap, pivot and turn. These are some of the moves in this line dance. Make adjustment according to what you learners can do.
4th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students investigate the process and components present in a dance composition. They create their own composition for the purpose of recreating all he elements of a dance composition. The dance is written in a journal for the purpose of reference and reflection.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 36 Downloads
Students 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 14 Views 49 Downloads
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
Careers Related to Dance
Learners are introduced to the various career opportunities in dance. Using the internet, they research the educational requirements and starting salaries. They write a paper on the information they collected and share their statistics with the class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
Dance Showing Science Contexts of Movement: States of Matter
Fifth graders dance in different ways to show movement of states of matter. In this matter lesson plan, 5th graders make connected shapes with a partner, make flowing movements, travel rapidly, and more.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 33 Downloads
Loves Music, Loves To Dance Book Quiz
In this fiction books activity, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Loves Music, Loves To Dance." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 52 Downloads