Square Dance Teacher Resources
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Swing Your Partner!
This was written for ESOL learners, but could work for any elementary class. Learners read about the American dance style known as Square Dancing. They explore its use in literature, write a friendly letter about it, and then use their listening skills as they do the dance.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Swing Your Partner! It's A Virtual Square Dance
Students explore the Wessels Living History Farm website and research how to do a square dance. They read a story, listen to an explanation of barn dances, and participate in various square dances.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 26 Downloads
Swing your Partner: The Basics of Square Dancing
Young scholars perform square dancing steps. For this square dancing lesson, students view a video to learn the basic steps. Young scholars discuss the history of the dance and perform with partners.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 35 Downloads
Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education 3 Views 5 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
Swing Squares - Activity 1
Students investigate and discuss Square Dancing as a folk tradition in America in this introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The unit focusses on learning dance and call techniques related to Square Dancing.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Bandanas & Boleros: Making an ABCABC Pattern
Learners create ABCABC patterns and apply this knowledge to square dancing. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify and create ABCABC patterns. Learners apply this pattern concept to square dancing by hopping on patterns of colored cards.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
It is All in the Call
Third graders have an opportunity to show mastery of square dance skills by calling a square dance of their own in a non-threatening environment. Conclude the instructional activity by reviewing some of the calls that were done, especially ones that were called the most.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Great lesson on teaching some of the basics of square dancing. Ten basic moves are listed and described. The descriptions of these square dance moves are clearly explained. There are several pictures to show what a few of these moves look like.
3rd - 8th Physical Education 7 Views 14 Downloads
Hoe Down: An Integrated Unit on Social, Folk & Square Dancing
Fifth graders experience the movements required to perform social, folk and square dancing. They describe each dance movement. Students discuss the elements found in folk art, folk music, and fold dance.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Swing Your Partner
Students work together to paint a square set on a piece of asphalt. In pairs, they use the square set to participate in a variety of square dances. To end the lesson, they decorate the squares to help them remember the correct steps to the dances.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Turkeys in the Cell--The Meiosis Square Dance
Students identify synapsis as the key event in meiosis. They explain how synapsis leads to the formation of haploid gametes. Exploration of the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis occur. In accordance, explanations on how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 58 Downloads
Students investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to determine the beats per minute for the various folk dances.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Bandanas and Boleros: Making Patterns
Students explore creating patterns. In this patterns lesson, students identfy and make ABCABC patterns. Students sing songs and learn square dances. Student use colored beads to create a pattern to decorate bandanas and boleros.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 20 Downloads