Students will perform hip-hop moves while playing freeze tag. They will review previously learned hip-hop moves and perform them with a variety of music. They will perform new hip-hop moves such as the robot, punch it, and pop-boom-boo-ha-yo-cha. Working in groups, students will choreograph a dance and share it with the class.
In this video, experience a sample of the Dancing Wheels Company & School's training methods in physically integrated dance, a method that allows those with and without disabilities to learn and perform a dance together. The video includes movements are brush, turn, and jump. These ideas can be used in choreography for students with different abilities.
This article includes five different activities to incorporate theater and dance into the classroom. The activities included are "Mystery Mover," "Stage Corners," "Carnival Walk," "Reader's Theater," and "When I Move, You Move."
Students will describe the way the sun and moon move in the sky. Working in groups, they will create a dance to show how the sun rises and sets in the sky. They will describe the levels in the morning, midday, and sunset. Another group will create a dance to show how the moon rises and sets in the sky and describe the levels that could be seen. The groups will combine their dances to show the complete process.
In this activity, students will identify patterns, such as AB, ABA, AABA. They will provide examples seen in the classroom and the community. They will create a movement pattern using one of these forms. While listening to music, they will identify the form and choreograph a movement to represent each section.
Students will read and summarize a story. They will be divided into three groups. Each group will write a summarization of the beginning, middle, or end. They will choreograph a dance that represents their part of the story. The class will perform the dance.
Students will brainstorm ways to move, including shake, vibrate, sharp, smooth, swing, twist, wiggle, and spin. They will perform examples of these movements using different forces and efforts. The teacher will provide prompts for students to improvise movements.
Students will brainstorm a list of emotions and feelings. They will create a facial expression and a frozen shape to express each emotion. In a group, they will choreograph a dance beginning and ending with a frozen shape with the middle being locomotor movements.
Students will discuss the life cycle of the butterfly. They will observe the characteristics of the monarch butterfly. They will brainstorm movements to choreograph the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.
The students will move to the music based on its beat, words, tune, and other variables.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.