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223 reviewed resources for ballet

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Ballet and Classical Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities lesson, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to classical music...
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The Language of Ballet

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a very well organized lesson plan on learning the terminology of ballet. Learn the names of some basic positions, and how to perform them. Learn the names, which happen to be in French, of basic movements in ballet. Not only are...
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The Physics of the "Hardest Move" in Ballet

For Students 7th - 12th
"It's not magic. It's physics!" Here is a short video that explores the physics behind the fouetté—the most difficult move in ballet.
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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born To Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students watch a video highlighting men in ballet. They complete further research on the topic using online and print resources. They create a short skit with the basic elements of dance.
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Ballet and Dance Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
Ballet is the main focus of this short answer quiz, but a few questions cover dance in cinema and Scottish folk dance names. Trivia for dancers!
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"The Nutcracker" From the Royal Ballet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore "The Nutcracker" ballet. They conduct Internet research, watch "The Nutcracker" performed by the Royal Ballet, tell the story to a younger child, and write a letter to the person who first reviewed "The Nutcracker" in 1892.
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Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Dance: Basic Positions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the basic vocabulary of ballet, modern, and jazz dance through observation and experience. This instructional activity correlates with the DanceSense Enhanced DVD.
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers K - 12th
The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become a staple of the Christmas season. A unit plan centered around the famous ballet is packed with a variety of activities that are sure to excite learners of all ages.
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Lesson Plan for The Nutcracker Ballet

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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 lesson plan). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a portion of The...
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
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Nureyev: After Petipa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian...
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Evaluating the Format of Informational Text

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Make your learners aware of the advantages and disadvantages of using different media in presentations. This straightforward resource evaluates media formations such as print, digital text, and videos. Although the subject of ballet is...
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Ballet

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify word families and demonstrate a variety of ballet moves. They listen to the book "Angelina on Stage," and observe and demonstrate three ballet moves. Students then match a family word with other rhyming words,...
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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the role of men in the American Ballet Theatre. In this ballet lesson, students watch segments of the Great Performances video "Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre." Students...
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The Origins of Ballet

For Students 7th - 10th
The role of Louis XIV, the Royal Academy of Dance and the Paris Opera Ballet, the five main positions of the body are are featured in a short video that traces the history of Ballet, the little dance.
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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. For 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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El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research on the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. They complete a worksheet answering questions about the Ballet Folklorico, and create an award and write a speech to present to the class.
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers 1st
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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Dance Theatre Of Harlem

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Exposing younger students to fine art enriches their learning experience and opens them up to a different mode of self-expression. Elmo and Zoe attend and narrate a ballet at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Show your class a similar ballet...
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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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Retell A Story Through Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students tell stories through dance. In this ballet lesson, students learn pantomime dance skills and examine "The Nutcracker" ballet performances as they examine ballet as storytelling.
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Nutcracker

For Teachers 6th - 12th
'Tis the holiday season and the Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince come alive with a teaching and study guide for Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Background information, activities, games and puzzles are all included in...
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Modern & Contemporary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An informative study of the masters of modern and contemporary dance, including Ailey, Fokine, Balanchine, Baryshnikov, and Graham, this presentation offers students some key moments in the development of 20th century dance. Great in a...
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Look, Listen and Learn

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students brainstorm what they know about the performing arts and research an artist or song and its related genre. Students work in groups to create an online banner to attract peers to their performing arts genre.

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