One of my student's favorite lessons!! The students will create their own dance. I usually do this lesson after I have taught them the different kinds of dance. I have them get in groups of no more than 3-4 and they have a week (40 minute classes) to create their own dance to perform on a given day. I have certain requirements that they must have in their dance. For example: time limit, interaction with partner, 180 degree turn...etc.
This includes rubric, and covers national standards. Feel free to adjust the rubric or requirements to anything you need.