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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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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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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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"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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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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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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The Ballet that Incited a Riot

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Imagine a ballet starting a riot! Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" did just that. Find out why the audience was so outraged by the score, choreography, costuming, and sets in this tradition-breaking ballet.
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Dance With Murray

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Victoria is very talented. She can dance to ballet, hip-hop, rock, classical, and even polka music. She tells Murray that dance is really good exercise and helps you grow. She shows Murray some of her best dance moves.
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Pioneers of American Dance

For Students 4th - 12th
Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, José Limón, Alvin Ailey, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly. Famous dancers and some history of modern dance, what a packet! Although designed to prepare students to see a performance of the Connecticut Ballet, this...
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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 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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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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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born To Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars 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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Describing Mirror Dances

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders perform mirror dancing. In this dancing lesson, 2nd graders are led in a dance warm-up and brainstorm kinds of movements they have done in dance. Students are then led through a demonstration of a mirror dance.
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The Ritual Fire Dance

For Students 7th - 8th
This worksheet 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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Dance: Discovering the Culture of Gullah

For Teachers 5th - 7th
It's wonderful to see a lesson that incorporates art, movement, and writing. These three forms of creative expression are explored as learners dance to music from the Gullah people of West Africa. They analyze several paintings, listen...
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Describing Mirror Dances (Size and Tempo)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine size and tempo in dance before performing mirror image dance moves. In this dance lesson, 3rd graders examine dance moves with different sizes and tempos. They design and perform mirror image movements while working...
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Prepositional Relationship Dance

For Teachers K
Students learn the meaning of prepositions through movement. In this dance lesson, students choreograph a piece showing that they understand the meaning of various prepositions. 
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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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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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Retell A Story Through Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students tell stories through dance. In this ballet instructional activity, students learn pantomime dance skills and examine "The Nutcracker" ballet performances as they examine ballet as storytelling.
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El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils 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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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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