Danceable Thoughts

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Danceable Thoughts
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A bit of jazz dance history with an emphasis on the relationship to American Social Dance Trends. Includes a project for students to complete. References to musical theater and music videos. Supporting documents available as well!
Subjects:
U.S. History, Drama, Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Activities
$5.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
This is a simplified lesson pack that asks students to try "learning" ballet moves from words only and from drawings. This gives the teacher ample opportunities to learn the value of learning from a teacher and using the effective method of
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$5.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Worksheets for students to go along with the Powerpoint presentation.
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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By Danceable Thoughts
A great activity for a student who might be sitting out of class for any number of reasons. The activity can also be used for a student to do self-analysis of movement habits and includes a page for students to demonstrate in written format the
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$2.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Designed with dance classes in mind, this packet contains teacher notes and handouts for viewing and analyzing a musical. The teacher notes include projects and ideas that can make a great end of unit summary project or it could be given to a
Subjects:
Drama, Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$6.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Part 2 of a series of lessons to give students to do self evaluation. Suitable for students who might be sitting out of class for any variety of reasons. This lesson focuses on LEGS. Discusses some basic anatomy of the leg muscles and discusses
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Activities that encourage self analysis of the dancing body focusing on arm work that affects shoulders, neck and posture. Arm work out moves, arm stretches, basic anatomy and imagery activities. Great for dancers or theater students. Short and
Subjects:
Drama, Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$3.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Engage students who are "new" to dance with this lesson pack designed for the start of the school year in mind. After viewing a Top Ten List of great dance scenes the students will be able to form opinions and create their own rankings and
Subjects:
Drama, Back to School, Dance
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.50
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By Danceable Thoughts
Finding examples of dance and dancers gives students a fun way to discover for themselves that dance isn't just something that happens on a stage. This scavenger hunt encourages students to find dance in media, print advertising, decorative items,
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$7.00
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3.8
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By Danceable Thoughts
A fantastic choreography project for emphasizing creativity and musical interpretation. The requirements of the assignment include basic ballet movements but mostly encourages character development through use of the upper body and facial
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Dance
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$15.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Next in the Series, This packet guides a student through exercises to explore their own strengths and weaknesses of the muscle groups that move the spine and torso in a variety of ways that are important for dancing. The goal is to help students
Subjects:
Physical Education, Dance
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Starting with images of beautiful landscapes, students respond as creative writers before beginning an improvisation session that evolves into a choreography project. This project can be modified for various student experience levels. When grouping
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Dance
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Powerpoint presentation with very simple explanations of concepts related to counting music for beginning dancers grades 8-12. Good for first time student choreographers and also has notes for more experienced choreographers and group leaders.
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$5.75
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By Danceable Thoughts
This is an excellent beginner project using a Google Slides Template to create Terminology Flashcards. The lesson is adaptable to any presentation format. The lesson has been designed as a starting point for an activity that could be used
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Google Apps
$4.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
A packet to stir thoughts about some basic ways to teach beginners. The notes include ideas about traditional methods of teaching that have often been overlooked by teachers who are pressured to give students quick introductions to technique and
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
$8.00
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By Danceable Thoughts
Activities for students with some previous ballet knowledge, a challenge to work in small groups to create short videos for World Ballet Day which is Oct 2. The students will view the promotional trailer for the international event and then they
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.50
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By Danceable Thoughts
From the silly to the creative and informative, a variety of activities to do with dancer for Halloween!
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
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By Danceable Thoughts
Students explore the commonalities of Artists and Athletes to ultimately come to exciting conclusions about the ways in which DANCE requires characteristics of both. This activity emphasizes language skills by requiring students to use adjectives,
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Danceable Thoughts
Handout for students Offers a digital version of the activities
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Internet Activities
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By Danceable Thoughts
Cute and funny animals accompanied by funny descriptions that remind dance teachers of the types of students we encounter. Just for Fun!
Subjects:
Dance
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
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Other
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dance Educator in Texas Public Schools for 30 years (now retired) Adjudicator for Dance Competitions, Dance Camp Instructor, Choreographer, and Clinician Workshop Presenter for TDEA, CEDFA, NDEO Staff Development Presenter for multiple districts Curriculum writer for Fort Bend ISD Teaching certifications in Dance, English, Computer Science, Theater Arts, Physical Education Previously served to assist in writing TEA Standards and Certification Tests

MY TEACHING STYLE

Cross Curricular approaches to most lessons Specializing in Introducing Beginners to the Arts Inspired by the discpline of a ballet class Invigorated by the freedom to create from Modern/Contemporary Energized by the frenetic excitement of a Jazz Classes Always with an eye towards the rich History and Diversity of the Origins of Dance

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Texas Dance Educators Association Director of the Year TDEA Lifetime Achievement Award Receipent CEDFA Cadre Member

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Science in Education Dance Certification from Texas Woman's University

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Enthusiastically embracing a new career as a "Teacher of Teachers"

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