Exploring the Elements of Dance
Third graders explore dance in relation to its formal elements of body shape, time, space, and energy in relationship. Students learn to combine various dance elements in dance making, performance (sharing) and reflective practices.
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Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Creating a Landscape Through Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry
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,...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
The Water Cycle: States of Water
Elementary schoolers explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments. Learners interpret these movements through dance. The...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Coordinating Music and Dance: A Classroom Activity
After introducing basic dance and music terminology, learners explore Balinese culture. They listen to Balinese music, view images or video of Balinese dancing, then choreograph a Balinese-style dance of their own. They rehearse and...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts