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Lesson 2: Explore Words And Phrases In Dragonfly And Instruct On The Dance Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage pupils to get up and move! A lesson showcases the free-verse poem "Dragonfly" by Georgia Heard, and challenges scholars to express feelings through interpretive dance. 
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Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One, two, three. One, two, three. Invite your language learners to practice the steps for researching and presenting information. Each small group has the task of explaining one Latin dance in full detail.
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Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the...
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Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
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Move It Line Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in...
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Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learn this 32-count line dance. There are four eight-counts that repeat throughout the song. The steps include walking forward, walking backward, pivots, grapevine, and some jumps. All in all this is a simple and quick dance to learn....
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Space Jam Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Do the "Space Jam" dance! A dance that is made up of basketball skills movements, such as: dribbling, defending with hands up, pivoting, shooting, and slam dunks. The dance step descriptions are very well written out with cues for...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Stuck Like Glue 4 - Wall Line Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Heel, toe, heel, toe, grapevine, stomp. Put some basic dance steps together and get moving. Teach this 32-count series to your class and when they've got the steps down add some music. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland has a great beat and...
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Firework Dance

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Teach some dance moves to "Firework" by Katy Perry. It's such an upbeat song, you will have those dancers moving and wanting to move more! There are four 16-count parts to learn. It's not too complicated. Teach them the steps, then put...
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Dancing With Glee

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the...
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
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Dancing Polygons and Non-Polygons with Patterns

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study movements. In this dance instructional activity, 2nd graders draw patterns selecting one to represent through movement with their body.
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Lesson 14: Finish Words In Motion! Dances, Share Dances, and Reflect For Revision

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars rehearse, perform, and reflect on the interpretive dances they've created. Choreography and music showcase their free-verse poems and highlight its prosody. 
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The instructional activity closes with a progress monitoring system designed to...
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Lesson 7: Students Work Independently To Explore Words and Phrases In Poems Using Dance and Prosody

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Interpretive dance and prosody is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage movement and poetry analysis. Independently and in small groups, poetry enthusiasts explore a variety of free-verse poems, discuss specific words and phrases...
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Lesson 3: Read Sparklers By Mark Vinz And Instruct On Dance Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Poetry enthusiasts read the poem, Sparklers by Mark Vinz, discuss their feelings after hearing it, and create an interpretive dance based on the emotions it provoked. 
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Lesson 15: Revise Words In Motion! Dances and TRAIL Marker #3

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Dancers revise their dances based on their peers' feedback and rehearse their final product. A poetry lesson provides scholars the opportunity to reflect in written format before discussing the project with their peers. 
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Scattered Square Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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Creating a Landscape Through Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
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,...
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Contra Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Contra dance was brought to America by French Soldiers after the Revolutionary War. Contra dancing is done in lines, but with partners facing each other. Some moves one partner is moving forward while the other moves backwards. Some...
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Heritage: Line Dance is a Pattern!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Line dancing is the repeating of a pattern of steps, done to music. Teach youngsters how to line dance and they won't feel so awkward when they grow up. Let them experiment with creating their own patterns and teaching their classmates....
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The Jiggy Dance

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Grapevines, jumps, pivots, stomps and more are moves you will learn in a dance activity. There are quite a few counts to learn and it will take some practice to remember it all. So get out those dancing shoes and find Will Smith's...
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Weather Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study weather and focus on specific dance concepts. They are introduced to different ty es of clouds and how they are formed. Next, they study wind and why it occurs.

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