Square Dance Teacher Resources
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Swing Your Partner!
This was written for ESOL students, 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 English Language Arts
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
Middle schoolers investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. For 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
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
Great instructional activity 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
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
Bandanas & Boleros: Making an ABCABC Pattern
Students create ABCABC patterns and apply this knowledge to square dancing. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify and create ABCABC patterns. Students apply this pattern concept to square dancing by hopping on patterns of colored cards.
Pre-K - K Math
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 lesson by reviewing some of the calls that were done, especially ones that were called the most.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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