Bring dance into your classroom with confidence with this introductory dancing lesson for Kindergarten, first grade and second grade students. Concentrating on walking, this lesson explores different types of walking, walking in different spaces, posture and body control and developing simple sequences of movement. 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 and Cool Down Activities - to assist teachers during the lesson (in color and black and white)
✫ Student Materials - Shape Pattern Cards, Number of Step Cards and Type of Step Cards (in color and black and white)
✫ Student Materials - Sequence Recording Sheets (3 versions)
✫ 4 Activity Worksheets - Different Ways We Walked, When I Walked I Felt, What Happened When and Brainstorm Other Walks
This resource is available in US English in Letter Format and UK/Australian/NZ English in A4 format. Both versions are PDF files, 47 pages long.
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