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 15 Views 15 Downloads
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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 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ballet and Classical Music
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities instructional activity, 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 12 Views 44 Downloads
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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 4 Views 0 Downloads
Doin' The Grouch
Celina the dance teacher knows the dance, "Doin' The Grouch." Oscar tells the Grouchketeers and the kids at home to get up and learn the dance. Dances like this help build gross motor skills, listening skills, and self-esteem.
2 mins Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Patterns in Dance and Math
Learners analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson plan, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Learners demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 42 Views 55 Downloads
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 3 Views 2 Downloads
Day One Dance Workshop
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the definition of dance. They view videos of various dances, compare/contrast the dances viewed, categorize a list of words about dance on a handout, write journal responses, and perform dance movements.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 35 Downloads
Describing Mirror Dances
Second graders perform mirror dancing. In this dancing lesson, 2nd graders are led in a dance warm-up and brainstorm kinds of movements they have done in dance. Students are then led through a demonstration of a mirror dance.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Describing Shadow Dances
Fourth graders explore the language of dance and literacy. In this writing lesson students discover how writers use language and how dancers create dances. Students expand their vocabulary through generating dances and later writing about them.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 23 Downloads
Dance: Sharp and Smooth Energy Qualities
Students use different qualities of movement to express themselves. In this lesson on movement, students use different qualities of energy and then use their experience as an inspiration for writing poetry.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
Exploring and Using Shapes to Make a Dance
Second graders use their bodies to create various shapes to make a dance when given various music and beats. In this shapes and dance lesson plan, 2nd graders create lines, curves, twists, and angles with their bodies.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 52 Downloads
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 13 Views 13 Downloads
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 24 Views 38 Downloads
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 8 Views 7 Downloads
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 26 Views 83 Downloads
Social Dances through Time
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over time.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 25 Downloads