Dance Genres Teacher Resources

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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative...
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DanceStar

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Express dance moves mathematically. Scholars dissect dance routines and express them using mathematical notation, such as translations and rotations. They use video clips to investigate seven different dance genres.
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Dance

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by teaching your class how to do an Irish jig. This type of dance is very fast. Break it all down and teach each section of the dance thoroughly. There are plenty of hops, kicks, toe touches, and stomps in...
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Dance in Hawai`i

For Teachers 4th
Nearly every people group has some type of dance, and those dances usually reflect history and culture. Little researchers write an essay on the cultural significance of the Hawaiian hula dance. They research the role of the hula dancer...
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The Indian Dance

For Teachers 7th
Kids build an appreciation for the similarities and differences found in world dance genres. They watch both a Bollywood dance and a South African dance to describe and compare styles, purposes, costumes, and music in each dance. Note:...
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Describing Shadow Rhombi

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate performance arts by practicing dances.  In this physical education lesson, 5th graders discover rhombus shadowing, a type of dance based on 90 degree turns and square formations.  Students practice using their...
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Jingle Bell Dance With the Crazy Frogs

For Teachers K - 4th
Skater's Glide, Reindeer Stomps, Skiers, and Snow Shoe Marches are the four types of dance steps in this activity. Find the Crazy Frog version of "Jingle Bells" and teach these dance moves. There is a video included so take a look at it...
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Let's Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
One of the best ways to explore other cultures is through experiencing their dances. That's exactly what happens in this sweet lesson plan on cultural dance. In it, learners dance to The Mexican Hat Dance, Skip to My Lou, and other...
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The Letter W Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
The wacky letter W is the star of a music video intended for beginning readers. With words like wacka-wacka-doo, wow, and Wanda, viewers gain a very firm grasp on the way the letter W looks and sounds.
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We Can Dance

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the love of dance in Texas and examine a variety of well-known dances performed in Texas. For this we can dance lesson, 4th graders research the background of different cultural dances in Texas and work with a...
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Korean Dance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the various types of dancing present in Korea. In groups, they discover the history and cultural purposes of the dances and how society influenced the role of dance in its culture. They answer discussion questions and...
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Music: Dancing a Jig

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners Watch a video to observe Celtic dancers prior to playing a game called, "Irish Jig Tag." When students are tagged with a Shamrock wand, they mimic an Irish jig. The game can be adapted to celebrate other nationalities or...
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Dance

For Teachers K
Students participate in different types of dances in which they explore time, action and other elements of dancing. They dance with a group or a partner and explore how to work together.
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Hokey-Pokey

For Teachers K
Students explore dance. They dance the Hokey-Pokey and learn alternate versions of the Hokey-Pokey. Students draw and write about places where a person might do the Hokey-Pokey and other types of dances.
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Dance Word Search

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dance word search, students analyze 15 words in a word bank that are styles of dancing. Students find these in a word search puzzle.
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James Wyeth: Capturing Dance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students draw portraits of a dancer. In this visual-arts lesson plan, students study the work of James Wyeth online. They then watch a dance performance and sketch 10 - 15 pieces depicting dancers. Five of these sketches will be selected...
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The Water Cycle: States of Water

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments. Learners interpret these movements through dance. The...
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The Heart of Human Experience: Cultura Azteca

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore Aztec culture to gain understanding of relationship between music, recreation, and culture. Seven lessons on one page.
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The Water Cycle: Revising the Drafts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments familiar to the students. Students represent these movements in dance.
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Plato's Octahedron

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in theoretical discussions and movement explorations. They analyze spatial relationships embedded in fundamental solid geometry theory describing the five Platonic solids- tetrahedron, octahedron, cube,...
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Divide by 7: English Learners

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this English Language noun and verb worksheet, students review the definitions for a noun and verb and several words that can be used as both: order, run, practice, and dance. Students then circle noun or verb to tell ho the word in...
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Dance Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers go through the experience of creating a dance. They use the correct vocabulary when creating the dance in writing. Students choreograph the steps needed to perform the dance in sequence. Then they perform the dance for...
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Styles of Dance

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Follow the Leader

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in exercise and dance while developing cooperative and leadership skills. For this follow the leader lesson, 3rd graders are divided into groups of five or six, stand in single file lines and the person in the...