Music and Sound: Dance Party

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Dance for joy at finding a useful lesson. An engaging computer science activity asks pupils to design an animation of a dance party using Scratch. They learn how to apply different code blocks in their programs, such as the forever, wait, repeat, move and glide, and next costume commands.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a dance instructor to give a presentation
  • Have the class create graphic organizers summarizing and comparing different code blocks
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with Scratch block-based coding from the introductory activity
  • Second of eight parts in the CS First Music and Sound unit
Pros

  • Provides example projects to reference
  • Includes detailed instructions for both facilitators and club participants
Cons

  • None