Choreography Teacher Resources

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Choreography Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students produce a short choreography composition. Specific guidelines and choice of music are provided. The grade/evaluation takes place in the form of video documentation and a teacher-created rubric.
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Rhythm Choreography

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders combine sounds or movements to create rhythm in dance and language. For this rhythm lesson, 6th graders read a poem and listen to the rhythm in the words. Students complete dance movements using sequence of pattern...
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Elementary My Dear Dancer-Foundation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in dance choreography. In this choreography lesson, students classify elements of choreography. Students collaborate in small groups and compose choreography.
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Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography lesson, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of...
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Give Into Chance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners experience choreography that originated from the Postmodern movement. They utilize a chance method by rolling a dice to change the order of a dance sequence. Then they compare this method to traditional methods.
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Speak Out!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to Yvonne Ranier's "Trio A" dance and investigate how to express concern over social issues through choreography. They research important issues from the 1960's, choreograph and perform original dances.
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Systems of the Body: Movement and Choreography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars create movements that connect art and science. In this body systems lesson, students interpret the function of body systems, organs, and processes as they create movements to exhibit their research findings.
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Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
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Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore body movement.  In this shapes and dance lesson, students demonstrate body movements and positions that resemble simple shapes.  Students read I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait and choose shapes from the book to...
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a musical lesson for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her life. This...
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Dance: Sharp and Smooth Energy Qualities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use different qualities of movement to express themselves. In this instructional activity on movement, students use different qualities of energy and then use their experience as an inspiration for writing poetry.
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Shall We Dance?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This four to five day mini dance unit has many components. Discussion on what makes a good dance partner, research on famous dancing pairs, as well as learning a choreographed piece in class. The class learns a short dance sequence and...
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West Side Shifts

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Combine math, language arts, music, and dance with an activity focused on "America" from West Side Story. After listening to the song, learners compare the film to Romeo and Juliet, analyze the song's meter, design choreography, plan...
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The 'Language of Dance'

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students choreograph dances. In this dance choreography lesson, students evaluate musical selections, then create a dance that capture the emotion of the music.
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Dance: Water Dancing

For Teachers K
Examine the way water moves, drips, and splashes with an expressive dance. Learners discuss the ways in which water moves, then create dance sequences that show or describe water. There are several suggestions to adapt this lesson to...
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Nureyev: After Petipa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian...
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Prepositional Relationship Dance

For Teachers K
Students learn the meaning of prepositions through movement. In this dance lesson, students choreograph a piece showing that they understand the meaning of various prepositions. 
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Rhythmic Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore rhythm.  For this cross curriculum elements of dance, music, and literacy lesson, students listen to and repeat patterns of long/slow and short/fast  sounds.  Students choose a familiar theme and related words with 1- 4...
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Add-On Line Dancing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This dance activity is exactly what the title says it is: add-on line dancing! Each dancer creates an 8-count piece of a line dance. They can pull from anything they have learned so far. After individuals have choreographed their...
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Making Dances From Stories

For Teachers 4th
After reading a short story, learners will create dances that show homophones and verbs. Their dance sequences involve three verbs and transition movements in between each verb. Tip: Have the class dance out the sequence of events from...
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It's All in the Name

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders evaluate choreography. For this choreography lesson, 8th graders improvise and choreograph dance moves based on a title given to them by the teacher. Students discover that a good title helps the audience interpret the...
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Connect the Shapes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in dance and choreography. In this physical expression lesson, students create movements inspired by images of dancers. Students use movement vocabulary to help them choreograph and preform their dances for the class. 
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Dance Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete this assignment after several lessons where they have experienced creating their own choreography. It can be done as homework or an in class assignment. It could also be completed at a writing station during a station...
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Floor Paths

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the use of floor paths on the stage. In this floor paths instructional activity, students evaluate choreography for use of the floor space on the stage. Students design a short choreography piece that exhibits an...

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