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321 reviewed resources for Dance

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Day One Dance Workshop

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the definition of dance. They view videos of various dances, compare/contrast the dances viewed, categorize a list of words about dance on a handout, write journal responses, and perform dance...
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Describing Shadow Dances

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the language of dance and literacy. In this writing lesson students discover how writers use language and how dancers create dances. Students expand their vocabulary through generating dances and later writing...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For...
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Create A Line Dance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create their own line dance, which must have a minimum of 4 parts, each part goes to a count of 4. They may select parts from the Create a Line Dance cards to use for their dance, or they may create their own parts.
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Swing your Partner: The Basics of Square Dancing

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students perform square dancing steps. For this square dancing lesson, students view a video to learn the basic steps.  Students discuss the history of the dance and perform with partners. 
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Planet Dance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Anna Halprin's philosophies and choreography and perform one of her Planet Dances. They find a site that inspires them to create a dance based on the environment's design, levels, textures, and atmosphere.
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Self and General Space in Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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Translations and Reflections: Dancing Slides and Flips

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate human motion by performing a dance routine in class.  In this physical education lesson, 4th graders discover how to make the body flip and twist safely in order to express certain dance emotions.  Students...
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Clerihew Dances II

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore rhythm and quality of word and phrased to that of dance. They move to the rhythm of poetry.
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Balloon Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young learners love creative movement. Here is a lesson that allows them to imitate balloons floating away by doing a "Balloon Dance." They start on the ground as if they are flat balloons with no air in them. The music starts, and they...
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Gotta Dance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present...
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Dance the Beat

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study the artwork of Keith Haring to identify his style and techniques used to represent movement of the human body. They observe each other's movements while dancing to lively music. Students represent each other's postures and...
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Swing Your Partner! It's A Virtual Square Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the Wessels Living History Farm website and research how to do a square dance. They read a story, listen to an explanation of barn dances, and participate in various square dances.
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Creative Dance - Element of Space

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders perform and demonstrate locomotor and non-locomotor movements, while using various dance pathways and levels, incorporating the element of space.
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Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore and experience jazz as a social dance form. They study how jazz was an important piece of African-American culture and how it developed.
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An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study the folk music and dance of the island of Mauritius. In this music and dance instructional activity, students study the style of music and dance that is called sega. They learn about how the traditional music comes from...
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Dance in the Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Young scholars explore physical education by participating in group activities. In this dance lesson, students identify the personal expression in moving rhythmically and stretching. Young scholars collaborate with a partner and...
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Larger than Life Line Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students are encouraged to enjoy dance, feel comfortable dancing, and perform a few simple moves to the beat of the music
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Do the Honeybee Dance!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students use dances to learn about honeybees and how they communicate. In this honeybee lesson, students discuss how bees communicate. Students study diagrams of dances and practice them. Students locate special treats in bags to study...
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5, 6, 7, 8 Line Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils practice counting to eight while listening to music, move to the beat of the music, and learn simple dance steps.
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1st Grade - Act. 16: Dancing Mice

For Teachers 1st
First graders creating mouse attached to a helium balloon, and dance around to the sound of some fun music.
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Dancing Three Vivid Verbs

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use specific movements and vivid verbs to communicate precise action. For this vivid verbs lesson, 4th graders analyze the language by dancing and analyzing concepts that dancers use to create their dances. Students use...
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Dancing through Poetry

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Get your class up and moving as they explore how to express movement and dance through words. Designed around two poems by Lillian Morrison about break dancing, the activity truly captures the creative and multi-sensory aspects of...
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Lines of Symmetry - Mirror Dance

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze how to divide space or shape into mirror sections to create lines of symmetry. In this lines of symmetry lesson, 5th graders discuss symmetry in dance, math, and living. Students participate in a dance warm-up and...

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