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113 reviewed resources for choreography

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Lesson 13: Select Music For Words In Motion! Dances And Continue Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars visit their poetry groups in order to continue selecting music and creating choreography for their interpretive dance. Dances are designed to reflect a strong word or phrase found in writers' original free-verse poems. 
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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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Give Into Chance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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Systems of the Body: Movement and Choreography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners 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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Lesson 12: Select Poems For Words In Motion! Dances And Begin Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars gather in small groups to share their final drafts of free-verse poems. Peers reflect on their reading with a grand discussion that focuses on prosody. Poetry groups choose one poem to choreograph using motion that reflects a...
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Elementary My Dear Dancer-Foundation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in dance choreography. In this choreography lesson plan, students classify elements of choreography. Students collaborate in small groups and compose choreography.
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Rhythm Choreography

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders combine sounds or movements to create rhythm in dance and language. In 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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Connect the Shapes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in dance and choreography. In this physical expression activity, 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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Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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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 lesson 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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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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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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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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Plodding and Breaking Through:Walking and Carrying

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze and describe the contributions of various dance artists, performers, teachers, and choreographers. In this dance lesson, students fill in any gaps of knowledge they have in regards to dance training and...
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Rhythmic Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore rhythm.  In this cross curriculum elements of dance, music, and literacy activity, 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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Dance Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Let little dancers choreograph a dance using steps they have learned in the unit. Write the names of the dance steps that have been taught on sets of index cards. Make sure that each set of cards you create has a mix of the dance steps....
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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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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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From Broadway: Fosse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the life and contributions of choreographer and director Bob Fosse. They analyze reviews, write a review after watching one of Bob Fosse's films, and view and compare Fosse dances to current music videos.
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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 Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers go through the experience of creating a dance. They use the correct vocabulary when creating the dance in writing. Students choreograph the steps needed to perform the dance in sequence. Then they perform the dance for...

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