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Ballet and Classical Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore ballet. For 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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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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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
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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"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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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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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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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). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a portion of The Waltz...
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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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The Only Boy in the Ballet Class

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discuss kindness and how to treat others. In this kindness lesson plan, students listen to the story The Only Boy in the Ballet Class by Denise Gruska. The teacher draws the main character and every time that he receives a put...
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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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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. High schoolers research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create...
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Journeys Into Arts & Culture

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the profession of a ballet dancer and complete related activities. In this ballet lesson, 2nd graders view images of ballet danders and discuss the performance of a Chinese version of Cinderella. Students listen to...
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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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The Evolution of Classical Ballet

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the history, performance, production and audience elements of selected ballets to understand their relevance to society. They physically learn basic ballet movement vocabulary to embody the dance form.
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Beginning Ballet

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners observe and then practice basic ballet steps, including the plié, tendu, and degage. They discover the importance of warm-up drills prior to practicing the dance steps. Students also develop skills in mobile steps, including the...
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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 high schoolers some key moments in the development of 20th century dance. Great...
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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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Symphony No. 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe music in terms related to basic elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form and style. Then they identify who Tchaikovsky was as well as his famous works. Students also identify the main theme on...
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify what Tchaikovsky's personality was like and what kind of school he attended first. Then they identify and research what was happening in Russian politics during his lifetime. Students also identify who the composer was...
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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...

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