Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.
The early grades are an ideal time to introduce children to different styles of dance. At this age, children are eager to explore all the ways their bodies can move and are open to taking risks and following cues. They enjoy moving to music and interacting with their peers on the dance floor.
These easy social dances are a great place to start. And in case you need a cheat sheet for leading the dancing, these dances are easily printable!
Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG
Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 1
Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.
Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 2
Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.
Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 3
Perform teacher-selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.
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