First graders define a ballet as a story told through dance. They listen to melodies and demonstrate beat and accent through body movement. They watch the ballet.
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Lesson Plan for The Nutcracker Ballet
Students discuss the Nutcracker Ballet. They listen as the teacher reads "The Tale of the Nutcracker and the History of the Ballet," (included with the instructional activity). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Sharp and Smooth Movements: The Nutcracker
Students explore sharp and smooth movements. In two groups, students perform dances using sharp and smooth movements. They are asked to discuss the differences between the movements and how they felt when you watched or performed.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Introduce "Accent" with "The Russian Dance" from The Nutcracker
Students listen to "The Russian Dance" from The Nutcracker and listen for a boom or bam. They listen to the piece again and then add the accents with their instruments. They also may add accents of their own.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts