Engage your students as they create short dance sequences in this introductory dance lesson for Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students. This teacher resource explores how students can create dances inspired by small stories, encouraging them to develop their skills by working in small groups to create sequences which they can bring together to create a performance. The extensive teacher support resources makes this lesson perfect for any teacher, no matter your dance experience.
This lesson includes outcomes/standards for the Australian Curriculum, New Zealand Curriculum and the National Core Arts Standards.
These activities are designed for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students. If you are teaching students in another year level, please check the preview to determine if it is suitable for your classroom.
✫ Dance Lesson Plan (Extended, in-depth version)
✫ Dance Lesson Plan (Condensed, 1 page version)
✫ Teacher Consideration Notes (to support teaching and learning)
✫ Vocabulary and Music Notes (including links to playlists on an external site)
✫ Safe Dance Behavior Poster (in color and black and white)
✫ Teacher Prompt Card for Warm-Up, Exploration, Developing and Cool Down ✫ Activities - to assist teachers during the lesson (in color and black and white)
✫ Story Cards and Posters for the Warm Up and Cool Down Activities (in color and black and white)
✫ Story Prompt Cards for Exploration (in color and black and white)
✫ Story Prompt Cards for Developing (in color and black and white) and a one page reference sheet for the different stories
✫ Beginning, Middle and End Sequence recording sheet
This resource is available in US English in Letter Format and UK/Australian/NZ English in A4 format. Both versions are PDF files, 41 pages long.
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