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Students create their own line dance, which must have a minimum of 4 parts, each part goes to a count of 4. They may select parts from the Create a Line Dance cards to use for their dance, or they may create their own parts.
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for dancers to be creative and do their own thing. Make sure to teach the basic steps and practice it before putting on the music. Watch the video and use it to teach the 5,6,7,8 Line Dance.
Students discuss folk dancing and perform a line dance to reinforce story telling through movement. They discover and practice given dance steps and perform a dance to the theme music, 'You've Got a Friend of Me' from the movie, 'Toy Story.'
Learn this 32-count line dance. There are four eight-counts that repeat throughout the song. The steps include walking forward, walking backward, pivots, grapevine, and some jumps. All in all this is a simple and quick dance to learn. Practice the steps and then put Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on and tear up that dance floor! There is a video included; watch it to learn the steps yourself, or use the video to teach the class.
Teach your young learners some basic line dance steps. Get them moving to increase their heart rates and to have fun. This dance consists of a few steps and there is a part that is for free-style moves. While the written description is not explicit enough about the steps, there is a video teaching the moves. Just watch the video and then use it to teach youngsters this crazy frog dance!
Heel, toe, heel, toe, grapevine, stomp. Put some basic dance steps together and get moving. Teach this 32-count series to your class and when they've got the steps down add some music. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland has a great beat and is quick-paced. There is a video that teaches the steps and shows how to dance to the music. Do it all yourself or have the class watch and learn with the video.
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in place. There is a video included; watch the video to learn the moves yourself, and then teach them to your younsters.
Line dancing is the repeating of a pattern of steps, done to music. Teach youngsters how to line dance and they won't feel so awkward when they grow up. Let them experiment with creating their own patterns and teaching their classmates. Dance to music with different tempos. Have fun!
Fifth graders apply the pattern of a line dance to different music tempos.
Teach this circle line dance to focus on locomotor skills and directions. Which way is clockwise and which way is counter clockwise? The steps in this dance are very basic: grapevine, sliding, hopping, jumping. Put these steps together with directions: left, right, toward the center, backwards, clockwise, and counter clockwise. Now play Michael Jackson's song "Bad", and before you know it, the children are dancing!
Students learn a line dance. For this line dance lesson, students practice the indicated steps to perform a line dance to the SPARK CD. (not linked) They use the add on format while performing the dance.
Learners practice counting to eight while listening to music, move to the beat of the music, and learn simple dance steps.
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. Watch the video, or use it to teach your classes this fast-paced dance. You can see in the video that some of the dancers put their own style into their performance. Encourage your learners to express themselves as well!
Watch this video to learn the line dance steps that are performed to the song "Rock This Party" by Bob Sinclair. The written directions are a little confusing but after watching the video it all makes sense. This is a 32-count dance that can be done in line form, or scattered around. It includes an abundance of arm movement; one is specifically called "monkey arms!" Have fun!
Third graders perform a line dance in the study of math as a pattern. They create and discuss movement solutions derived from movement exploration. They observe that patterns exist in the areas of music and dance and follow the repeating patterns of the line dance.
Pupils learn and practice 1 step at a time of the Louisiana Line Dance, then put all steps together and practice the dance to music.
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. Suggested songs for this dance are "Lollipop" or "Rock Around the Clock".
Here's a 32-count line dance to the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna. This dance introduces the triple-step. It's a quick right-left-right or a quick left-right-left step. It's not complicated. The really nice thing about this lesson plan is that there is a video that teaches this line dance sequence. First the instructors demonstrate the steps, then they walk the learners through some practice time, and finally do the entire dance to the music.
There are eight different steps in this line dance lesson plan: angle step, jump step, punch step, marching step, grapevine step, turn step, stop step, and down step. Each step has it's own eight-count. Teach these steps to youngsters and then get them dancing to "Evacuate the Dance Floor" on Kidz Bop 18.
High schoolers demonstrate knowledge of the processes, principles, and structure of line dance. In groups students choreograph their own line dance, implementing moves learned from previous dances taught in the line dance unit.