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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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 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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Learn how to get down and funky with a comprehensive set of hip-hop dance moves. With ample time for repetition and practice of each step provided by a veteran dance instructor, this app will have you freestyling in no time!
5th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 5 Downloads
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Your feet won't be able to stay still once you begin watching this tap-dancing how-to series. Progress from the very basics to advanced turns, riffs, and steps with a friendly, encouraging instructor there to guide you every tap of the way.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Chinese Lion Dance
Learners 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. Learners create puppets, dance the Lion Dance and find China on the map.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 84 Downloads
Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, 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 70 Views 132 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 4 Views 10 Downloads
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 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance activity, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements. Students complete a choreography and performance for the activity.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 27 Downloads
Learners 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 3 Views 2 Downloads
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.
4th Math 3 Views 18 Downloads
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 Language Arts 52 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 23 Views 44 Downloads
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a fun lesson.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Dancing the Colors of Birds
Students explore colors through storytelling and dance. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Bird and Cornstalk Rug" and identify three colors. Students express how the colors make them feel through the rhythm of percussion instruments.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 76 Downloads