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Creating a Landscape Through Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A brightly-colored David Hockney landscape painting inspires poetry, dance, music, and paper sculpture in this multi-faceted activity. After brainstorming words inspired by the painting, the whole class collaborates on a cinquain poem,...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Triangle, Circle and Square

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Get to know the triangle, circle, and square with a music video filled with hand-drawn animation set to a laid back beat. 
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Rain Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The importance of rainfall to the life cycle is underscored by an activity that engages class members in a discussion of how water effects newly planted seeds and supports their growth. Class members then create a dance to celebrate the...
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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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Dance in the Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners explore physical education by participating in group activities. In this dance instructional activity, students identify the personal expression in moving rhythmically and stretching. Learners collaborate with a partner and...
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Great Balls of Fire - I Got Locomotor Skills

For Teachers K - 5th
Teach and review elementary locomotor skills. Use "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis to get youngsters up and grooving to the beat! The dance steps are described in rich detail and you will have the class jumping, skipping,...
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Classics for Kids: Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 7"

For Students 4th - 6th
This short biography of Antonin Dvorak and map of Eastern Europe could accompany and supplement listening to "Slavonic Dance No. 7." Four questions support reading the geographic map, a "Listening Map" outlines the form of the...
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SOS Rescue

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Here's a 32-count, get-up-and-move line dance done to "A Girl Like Me" by Rihanna. Move left, move right, step kick, clap, pivot and turn. These are some of the moves in this line dance. Make adjustment according to what you learners can...
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March Madness

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Get those boys dancing! Here's a dance activity that is choreographed around the use of a basketball. Teach them this line dance and see how they do. Watch the provided video yourself, or better yet, use the video to teach this dance....
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Shoemaker's Dance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the Shoemaker's dance. They review the steps needed for the dance; winding the thread, breaking the thread, and driving the pegs. They practice performing the dance.
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The Barn Dance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students dance a simple "mixer" that can be done to a variety of types of music, from country to rock.
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Dancing the Colors of Birds

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore colors through storytelling and dance. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Bird and Cornstalk Rug" and identify three colors. Learners express how the colors make them feel through the rhythm of...
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Geometric Shape Dances

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils use movement and dance in order to strengthen mathematical understanding of different geometric shapes. The movements are imitating the drawing of shapes and they pick one to make into a dance. Upon beginning the dance music can...
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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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Styles of Dance

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension instructional activity, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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The Chicken Dance

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders memorize the steps to the "Chicken Dance" while discovering the uses of an accordion. The teacher explains the role of folk music in history, and the students perform the chicken dance paying special attention to rhythm.
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The Ritual Fire Dance

For Students 7th - 8th
This activity about "The Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla, provides information on the musician, his music, and the dance. It includes 9 questions about the reading in addition to 5 questions about the instruments important in the...
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Dancing in 3's

For Teachers 4th - 9th
This dance makes me want to just get up and start moving right now. This dance is done to the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. The lesson includes not only step-by-dance step instructions but also a video. There is a lot of movement in...
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Swiss Ball Square Dance

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to...