Line Dancing Teacher Resources
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Teaching Locomotor Skills and Directions With a Circle Line Dance
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.
K - 5th Physical Education 9 Views 15 Downloads
Triple Step Stomp
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 is that there is a video that teaches this line dance sequence.
3rd - 10th Physical Education 5 Views 11 Downloads
Occupy the Gym Floor
There are eight different steps in this line dance lesson: 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.
5th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
Contra dance was brought to America by French Soldiers after the Revolutionary War. Contra dancing is done in lines, but with partners facing each other. Some moves one partner is moving forward while the other moves backwards. Some moves are mirrored.
4th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
Jingle Bell Dance With the Crazy Frogs
Skater's Glide, Reindeer Stomps, Skiers, and Snow Shoe Marches are the four types of dance steps in this activity. Find the Crazy Frog version of "Jingle Bells" and teach these dance moves. There is a video included so take a look at it and learn the steps before teaching, or use the video to teach the dance steps to your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
Scattered Square Dance
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning and performing the call.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
Unit on Dance
There are eight separate dances to learn in this dance unit. Here are a few that are on the list: the Macarena, the twist, the Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance. The class is taught a variety of line dances in this unit, and then they select which dance they would like to perform as their unit test dance.
5th - 10th Physical Education 12 Views 71 Downloads
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
Hey Macarena! Just a few moves to learn. It's only a 16-count dance that keeps repeating. Hands in front, palms down, then palms up, hands to upper arms, hands to arms, hands to hips, hands to cheeks, and wiggle. Yes! That's all there is to it.
1st - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 6 Downloads
Follow The Leader - Soca Style
Here's a great warm-up activity to get your dancers up and moving. There are some very basic moves like hopping, sliding, marching, and bouncing in place. Add some hand and arm movements. Some days you could have slower music and some days you could kick it up a notch and crank up the beat.
3rd - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 2 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
Raise the Roof
There are only four different dance moves to teach in this activity. Each move is done for eight-counts. First is pushing the hands above the head, second is a combination of moving the arms and shrugging the shoulders. Third is doing a grapevine step right and then left.
2nd - 4th Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Jiggy Dance
Grapevines, jumps, pivots, stomps and more are moves you will learn in a dance activity. There are quite a few counts to learn and it will take some practice to remember it all. So get out those dancing shoes and find Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and show your moves.
4th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
Using Rhythm to Teach Patterns and Directions
Introduce young learners to line dancing. Here are some simple movement patterns to teach them. First teach, repeat, and repeat again without music. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice some more.
K - 4th Physical Education 11 Views 22 Downloads
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines and Lines of Symmetry: Rhombus Shadowing
Fifth graders demonstrate different types of lines using movement. In this line and movement lesson, 5th graders demonstrate parallel and perpendicular lines, and lines of symmetry using dance movement. They also demonstrate rhombus shadowing.
5th Math 24 Views 48 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. For 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