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Family Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A kid raps and dances with his family. He dances with his dad, mom, and little sister. This is a great way to introduce the idea of family dancing to your littlest learners. Have them draw or write a song about their families or plan a...
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Get Up And Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Zoe dances to stay healthy. She does ballet because when she dances she moves her whole body. Use this video to help incorporate a rhythmic movement through dancing into the daily routine of your primary learners.
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Irish Step Dancing School

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Murray visits an Irish step dancing school in this film. Learners will love talking about this interesting form of dancing. They can even give step dancing a try.
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Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
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Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Oh, what a fun dance to learn! In this version of the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) which comes from Missouri State University, there are a lot of steps to learn along with finger snapping and hand clapping. While this is not the...
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Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learn this 32-count line dance. There are four eight-counts that repeat throughout the song. The steps include walking forward, walking backward, pivots, grapevine, and some jumps. All in all this is a simple and quick dance to learn....
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Move It Line Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in...
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5,6,7,8 Line Dance

For Teachers 4th - 11th
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for...
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Space Jam Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Do the "Space Jam" dance! A dance that is made up of basketball skills movements, such as: dribbling, defending with hands up, pivoting, shooting, and slam dunks. The dance step descriptions are very well written out with cues for...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Stuck Like Glue 4 - Wall Line Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Heel, toe, heel, toe, grapevine, stomp. Put some basic dance steps together and get moving. Teach this 32-count series to your class and when they've got the steps down add some music. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland has a great beat and...
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Firework Dance

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Teach some dance moves to "Firework" by Katy Perry. It's such an upbeat song, you will have those dancers moving and wanting to move more! There are four 16-count parts to learn. It's not too complicated. Teach them the steps, then put...
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Dancing With Glee

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the...
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Dancing Levels in Space

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice mirroring human moves by performing a dance in class.  In this physical education lesson, students utilize different spaces around them to perform a dance expressing their full motion.  Students cooperate in pairs or...
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Dance Sequences and Phrases

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A series of lessons about dance would be a great addition to your physical education class. Straightforward as well as creative, it teaches the basic skills of dance movement. A rubric helps guide the dancers to let them know what steps...
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Learn How to Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The critter in this video tells viewers to have fun and learn how to dance! After watching this video, have your students get out of their seats and get their groove on for some physical exercise. Tip: Dancing for thirty seconds is a...
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Swing Dancing for Dummies

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Basic swing dancing moves are performed in this video. Learn how to "skin the cat" and more!
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Crazy Frog Dance

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Teach your young learners some basic line dance steps. Get them moving to increase their heart rates and to have fun. This dance consists of a few steps and there is a part that is for free-style moves. While the written description is...
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Scattered Square Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning...
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Contra Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Contra dance was brought to America by French Soldiers after the Revolutionary War. Contra dancing is done in lines, but with partners facing each other. Some moves one partner is moving forward while the other moves backwards. Some...
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Heritage: Line Dance is a Pattern!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Line dancing is the repeating of a pattern of steps, done to music. Teach youngsters how to line dance and they won't feel so awkward when they grow up. Let them experiment with creating their own patterns and teaching their classmates....
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Fun Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
"Fun Dance" is a 32-count dance of some very basic dance moves. Walking forward, walking backward, grapevines left, grapevines right, some punching arm moves, and some swimming arm moves. Put on some upbeat music and get movin'.
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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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The Jiggy Dance

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Grapevines, jumps, pivots, stomps and more are moves you will learn in a dance activity. There are quite a few counts to learn and it will take some practice to remember it all. So get out those dancing shoes and find Will Smith's...

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