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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Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 5 Downloads
Let little dancers choreograph a dance using steps they have learned in the unit. Write the names of the dance steps that have been taught on sets of index cards. Make sure that each set of cards you create has a mix of the dance steps. You could even write out the directions on the back sides.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 7 Views 11 Downloads
Dance in Hawai`i
Nearly every people group has some type of dance, and those dances usually reflect history and culture. Little researchers write an essay on the cultural significance of the Hawaiian hula dance. They research the role of the hula dancer as it has changed throughout time.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 9 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Dance/Movement - Warming Up and Skill Development
Dance is an expressive and highly physical art form that incorporates culture, music, and body mechanics. Learners warm up their bodies, practice dance techniques and terminology, then explore African movement and rhythm. Tip: Have the class compose a drawing or essay depicting both the ritual and physical experiences of African dance.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson. 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 16 Views 6 Downloads
Who doesn't like playing with a parachute? Get out the CD player, find "Behind the Clouds" by Brad Paisley, and get those youngsters moving. The movements in this dance are very basic: slide steps, walking, shaking, swaying, and skipping. Doing these simple moves with music and a parachute are definitely an equation for fun!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
Add-On Line Dancing
This dance activity is exactly what the title says it is: add-on line dancing! Each dancer creates an 8-count piece of a line dance. They can pull from anything they have learned so far. After individuals have choreographed their 8-count, they teach it to another dancer.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
"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 6 Views 98 Downloads
Dance: Water Dancing
Examine the way water moves, drips, and splashes with an expressive dance. Learners discuss the ways in which water moves, then create dance sequences that show or describe water. There are several suggestions to adapt this lesson plan to meet the needs of all learners.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Pastimes: Music and Dance
Play the lively music of flamenco and tango for your emerging Spanish speakers, and introduce them to popular dances from Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Discuss various types of music and dance, showing either pictures or video clips as examples.
3rd - 5th Languages 3 Views 19 Downloads
Human Body Series - Digestive System
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board game in which the board is shaped like the organs involved.
3rd - 5th Science 223 Views 252 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a typical fiction plot.
4th - 8th Language Arts 56 Views 270 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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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 12 Views 5 Downloads
Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the film and then work together to create a dance sequence that tells a story.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 14 Downloads
Character Traits in Fables
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 106 Views 742 Downloads
What do science and dance have in common? Simple machines, work, and force! First, children discuss machines, wheels, inclined planes, and wedges. They create inclined planes with their bodies and make up dances about wheels and wedges. They use interpretive dance to describe the motion of machines such as, tilt, lean, spin, and turn.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 26 Downloads
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 61 Views 187 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 9 Views 54 Downloads