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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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For high schoolers, follow this activity by having them apply Newton's universal law of gravitation to compute their motions mathematically.
3rd - 8th Science
Ballet and Classical Music
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities lesson, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to classical music associated with ballet.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Master the art of salsa dancing in the comfort of your own home (or classroom) with a high-quality and easy-to-follow series of videos. An instructor and his partner demonstrate all the basic steps, and a whole rhythm section gives background music to rehearse.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Let's get ready to Zumba! An avatar guides you in learning popular dance steps and leads as you earn stars by dancing along. With 17 different achievement badges, the app also allows you to set and track fitness goals, find local Zumba classes, and share progress on Facebook.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Patterns in Dance and Math
Students analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis instructional activity, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Students demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparing Cultural Dances
All cultures express similar thoughts, feelings, and ideas. But, often times those things are expressed differently. Learners compare and contrast traditional dances from two cultures. They watch videos of each performance, stop to discuss body language and shape, and then reflect on what each dance is trying to convey.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
James Wyeth: Capturing Dance
Students draw portraits of a dancer. In this visual-arts lesson, students study the work of James Wyeth online. They then watch a dance performance and sketch 10 - 15 pieces depicting dancers. Five of these sketches will be selected for exhibition.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Coordinating Music and Dance: A Classroom Activity
After introducing basic dance and music terminology, learners explore Balinese culture. They listen to Balinese music, view images or video of Balinese dancing, then choreograph a Balinese-style dance of their own. They rehearse and perform their dances in front of the class while beating a rhythm on percussion instruments.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Direction in Dance
Students discover the movements possible in their own body by performing dances in class. In this physical education lesson, students define several key terms related to dancing which will help them follow instructions. Students practice dance choreography then perform their dance solo in front of classmates.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts