Line Dancing Teacher Resources
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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".
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.
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.
First graders explore the characteristics of being a good friend. They observe a puppet and discuss why the puppet is sad. In groups, 1st graders form two lines, facing each other. They practice talking to each person in the line, introducing themselves and saying kind things to their classmates. Students participate in various friendship activities.
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.
Students 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 dance activity focuses on lots of arm movements. Arm circles, raise-the-roof, swinging arms, and clapping are the main arm movements. There is movement stepping right and stepping left as well as steps forward and steps backward. It seems like a fun way to get the class to practice listening and moving.
Students get involved with rhythms. They demonstrate routines involving tinikling, lummi sticks, line dancing, ball handling, hoops, and ribbons. They demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
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.
Students learn the steps to line dancing. In this line dancing instructional activity, students learn to put dance steps together in patterns. They learn dance steps for the Ducky Dance, Mexican Hat Dance, The Conga, and the Bunny Hop among others.
Pupils learn a line dance that corresponds with the recreational dance curriculum of North Carolina. They respond to directional cues and terms in folk an line dancing.
Young scholars perform the line dance California Strut. In this dance lesson, students listen to the music "Hot, Hot, Hot" and perform a line dance.
The image Painting of Bear and Sun Dances by Louis Fenno contains an image of a traditional Ute dance. The class will hone their observation skills, as well as their ability to describe in detail, as they take a close look at the piece. Pupils will work together as they compare and contrast the top and bottom halves of the painting and use what they see to create their own versions of a traditional animal dance.
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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!
Fifth graders analyze how to divide space or shape into mirror sections to create lines of symmetry. In this lines of symmetry activity, 5th graders discuss symmetry in dance, math, and living. Students participate in a dance warm-up and use specific movement patterns. Students make symmetrical shapes and use loco-motor and non-loco-motor movements. Students also participate in a mirror dance.
Students practice dance to divide the space or body shape into equal sections to create symmetry in dance. In this symmetry lesson, students practice symmetrical and asymmetrical movements in dance. Students participate in move and freeze activity and mirroring activity.
Second graders study movements. For this dance lesson, 2nd graders draw patterns selecting one to represent through movement with their body.
Learners participate in a unit in which they learn 11 different dances. They choreograph their own dance or find an dance on the Internet to perform for the culminating activity.
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.