Students explore and perform locomotor movements. With partners, they combine the locomotor movements into a simple dance. The partner identifies three movements they observed. Students may be grouped into dancers for a performance.
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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
-Body in Motion - Axial and Locomotor
Students practice increasing their movement and dance vocabulary through axial motion and locomotor step skill-building. They work with a partner and create and perform short sequences utilizing the vocabulary their practicing. Each...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
2nd-3rd Grade Lesson Plan - Dance Dance Revolution!!
"Dance, Dance Revolution™" is a video game that can be brought into the classroom to use as an exercise program. The game focuses on moving the feet forwards, backwards, or sideways to the rhythm of the music. Arrows flash up on the...
2nd - 9th Physical Education
Great Balls of Fire - I Got Locomotor Skills
Teach and review elementary locomotor skills. Use "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis to get youngsters up and grooving to the beat! The dance steps are described in rich detail and you will have the class jumping, skipping,...
K - 5th Physical Education
Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed