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Beat Sheets- Dance Activity with 8 Student Rhythm Sheets

Grade Levels
PreK - 8th
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Are you looking for a way to completely engage your students in a fun-filled and creative DANCE activity? The Beat Sheets- 8 Rhythm and Dance Sheet package provides you with a fun and organized, movement-based rhythm and dance activity that you students will love and ask for time and time again. The Beat Sheets package includes 8 progressive lesson experiences that utilize 8 “leveled” beat sheets which can be used in a PE Dance unit, as a fitness warm up or as an energizer in the classroom!

This product is an original creation by Dave Senecal: PE Palooza. In an effort to enhance this valuable product and give it some exposure, Cap’n Pete’s PE has collaborated with Dave to implement some graphical and structural design enhancements to the overall product. The product will be available here on Cap’n Pete’s PE TPT store as well as on Dave’s TPT PE Palooza store for the year 2015. I would like to thank Dave for allowing me the opportunity to collaborate on such a great dance and rhythm PE product!!!

Students use the beat sheets to clap, stomp, jump, snap, scuff and slap as they read the sheets like a dance recipe. While using the sheets, students progress from working in partners, to working in small groups to dancing in large groups in a “Battle Royale”. The culminating event happens when the students have learned the beat sheets and are ready to dance using the sheets to music.

PE teachers can best use Beat Sheet package as a standalone lesson activity in a Dance unit but it could also be used as a "quickmover" during a class warm up or cool down activity. Music teachers will love the ability to use this product to help students incorporate rhythm and movement. Classroom teachers could use the Beat Sheets as a brain break, classroom energizer, recess activity or reward event.

The Beat Sheets Activity packet was designed for all ages but is best suited for students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade
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