Lesson Plan

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Dance

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Erin go bragh! Enliven your St. Patrick's Day celebration by teaching your class members some of the combinations found in traditional Irish step dancing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show clips from Riverdance and/or Lords of the Dance as part of the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • While designed for PE classes, the activity could be part of a St. Patrick's Day celebration in any classroom
  • In addition to the written directions for the various combinations, the resource includes background information on Ireland and Irish history, links to images, suggestions for further research
  • Instructors must provide the music