Students listen to a piece of classical music and identify the letter that their first name begins with. They use their bodies and movement to make the letter shapes and set the movements to the music.
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Translations and Reflections of Triangles: Transformation Dances
Students explore transformations in dance. In this cross curriculum geometry and dance lesson, students define and identify angles, reflections, and translations, then practice dance movements using a stretchy band that represent these...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Describing Mirror Dances (Size and Tempo)
Third graders examine size and tempo in dance before performing mirror image dance moves. In this dance lesson, 3rd graders examine dance moves with different sizes and tempos. They design and perform mirror image movements while working...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Self and General Space in Dance
Students explore the different themes and strategies of dancing by performing in class. In this physical education lesson, students practice moving specific joints and muscles as they train to perform a dance. Students perform a dance...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Translations and Reflections: Dancing Slides and Flips
Fourth graders investigate human motion by performing a dance routine in class. In this physical education lesson, 4th graders discover how to make the body flip and twist safely in order to express certain dance emotions. Students...
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Patterns in Dance and Math
Students analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis lesson, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Students demonstrate a dance using a sequence of...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts