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Line Dancing Teacher Resources
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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. Each day's lesson has a warm-up activity and a closing activity. The steps are all written out for each dance that will be taught. This is a well written unit on dance. Check it out!
A brightly-colored David Hockney landscape painting inspires poetry, dance, music, and paper sculpture in this multi-faceted activity. After brainstorming words inspired by the painting, the whole class collaborates on a cinquain poem, and then learns dances that evoke the land of Israel with explicit choreography notes included.
Study the dances of many cultures with this technology-based history unit. After reviewing technology tools in-depth, class members gather information online and make a presentation of the steps of their chosen dance, including slides on the origination and evolution of the dance. This activity could be modified to include group work to cut down on presentation time. The list of online resources is not included, but you can find your own depending on what you want for the presentations.
There are really only four basic moves in this line dance. Those dance moves are: grapevine, slide, marching, and then dipping and clapping. Each 8-count is repeated twice, for a total of a 64-count dance. The unique addition to this dance is that alternating rows begin the dance in opposite directions. Odd rows start to the right, even rows start to the left. Watch the video and see how this looks.
Students explore transformations in dance. For this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these geometric transformations. Detailed descriptions and examples are given.