Students explore the physical phenomenon of shadows through movement improvisation and dance. They create an original dance phrase based on this imagery. All students then reproduce accurately the movement choices of another dancer.
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Parallel and Perpendicular Lines and Lines of Symmetry: Rhombus Shadowing
Fifth graders demonstrate different types of lines using movement. In this line and movement activity, 5th graders demonstrate parallel and perpendicular lines, and lines of symmetry using dance movement. They also demonstrate rhombus...
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
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
Martha Graham: Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
A brief, (and unfavorable) passage about the legacy of modern dance legend Martha Graham is followed by 4 comprehension questions: 2 vocabulary and 2 recall. Though it is only 2 short paragraphs, figurative language, idiomatic...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
The Theme of Rebellion in the 1950s as it Occurs in the Arts
Students identify several features of the historic/social/cultural background of the 1950s. They sing and perform a percussion accompaniment to "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran and create artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts