Dance Lesson Plans

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1st Grade:
Native American Music - Grade 1Students will be able to identify different instruments in the Native American culture Students will be able to sing a Native American lullaby Students will be able to perform a Native American friendship dance.(Under 3 ratings)
STAGE 1 DANCETO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO IMPROVISATION(Under 3 ratings)
2nd Grade:
STAGE 2 DANCETO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO IMPROVISATION(Under 3 ratings)
STAGE 3 DANCETO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO MULTIPLE STYLES OF DANCE(Under 3 ratings)
Treasures Unit 3.4 (Monday)Students will(Under 3 ratings)
Treasures Unit 3.4 (Wednesday)Students should be able to describe the connection between steps in a technical process (capoeira). Students should describe how words and phrases (alliteration) supply rhythm and meaning in a poem.(Under 3 ratings)
3rd Grade:
Moving Like the PlanetsStudents demonstrate their understanding that each of the eight planets has unique characteristics by creating movements that correlate with the lyrics of a song about the planets.(Under 3 ratings)
4th Grade:
The History of Line DancingStudents will be able to make the connections that dance has in different cultures, throughout history. Students will be able to execute a line dance by the lessons end.(Under 3 ratings)
6th Grade:
2/23/2015 - 2/27/2015Students will discuss the origin and elements of Hip Hop Students will chronicle the historical events and factors underlying the evolution of Hip Hop Culture(Under 3 ratings)
Jazz Dance Lesson PlanStudents should be able to demonstrate basic dance technique(Under 3 ratings)
8th Grade:
Content Area Lesson PlanStudents will compare and contrast specific kinds of dances through history. Based on standard 3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Dance Students analyze the function and development of dance in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to dance and dancers. Development of Dance 3.1 Compare and contrast specific kinds of dances (e.g., work, courtship, ritual, entertainment) that have been performed And the Common Core Reading Standard 1.0 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text(Under 3 ratings)
Content Area Lesson PlanStudents will analyze dance fads/ crazes throughout American history. Students will compare and contrast two dance crazes. Based on standard 3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of Dance Students analyze the function and development of dance in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to dance and dancers. Development of Dance 3.1 Compare and contrast specific kinds of dances (e.g., work, courtship, ritual, entertainment) that have been performed And the Common Core Reading Standard 1.0 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text(Under 3 ratings)
9th Grade:
Lesson PlanStudents should be able to describe what they should expect of the ballet class, what ballet class expects of them, and how to get the most out of ballet class.(Under 3 ratings)
10th Grade:
Chantel's Lesson PlanTo have students demonstrate 3 different types of dance. With 30 seconds of each style of dance.(Under 3 ratings)
Choreographing with Energy-SophomoreTo build upon prior knowledge of choreographic composition (time/space) and introduce and explore energy(Under 3 ratings)
Introduction to Laban's Efforts-SophomoreTo build upon prior knowledge of choreographic composition (time/space) and introduce and explore energy(Under 3 ratings)
Music Lesson 30Identify the elements of hip-hop. Describe the relationship between graffiti art, beatboxing, breakdancing, DJ-ing, MC-ing, and rapping to the culture of hip-hop. Compare and contrast the roles of MCs to those of DJs. Describe how pre-existing songs were re-created in the early development of hip-hop.(Under 3 ratings)
Sophomore ContractionsStudents will be able to self-assess their contractions to remain in correct anatomical alignment while achieving their maximum strength and flexibility.(Under 3 ratings)
Sophomore Technique-BalletStudents will perform a structured ballet barre and an adagio, building open previous skills to include pirouettes en dedans, pirouettes en dehors and pique turns.(Under 3 ratings)
Sophomore Technique-JazzStudents will be taught a stylized jazz dance combination building upon previous skills to include parallel pirouettes and combined isolated movements.(Under 3 ratings)
Sophomore Technique-Jazz ASSESSMENT PREPStudents will be taught a stylized jazz dance combination building upon previous skills to include parallel pirouettes, quick change of facing and combined isolated movements.(Under 3 ratings)
Sophomore Technique-ModernStudents will be taught a modern dance combination building upon previous skills to include drop swings and table tops(Under 3 ratings)
11th Grade:
Health-Pay It ForwardDo Now: List 4 things you think you would need to be your best you...you at your most successful?(Under 3 ratings)
Juniors-Girl Before a Mirror Unison EndingTo develop "Girl Before a Mirror" by further adding to the piece by developing a cohesive ending.(Under 3 ratings)
Juniors-Girl Before a Mirror Unison EndingTo develop "Girl Before a Mirror" by further adding to the piece by developing a cohesive ending.(Under 3 ratings)
Juniors-Girl Before a Mirror Unison/TextTo develop "Girl Before a Mirror" by further adding to the unison section, incorporating text reflective of their duets.(Under 3 ratings)
Mirroring ImprovFor students to move in unison and harmony with their partner with seamless, fluid transitions between "leaders"(Under 3 ratings)
One More Dance Mr. Gatsby?I have read and graded the Gatsby papers and was very pleased with the results. I would like to take one more day to focus in on Gatsby and have students really "show what they know". Students will be using the internet to find an article that has to do with a theme in Gatsby. The articles could range from infidelity and money embezzlement, or an article from the year 1919 about the world series. Students will read this article, summarize it, and then relate it to a theme in Great Gatsby.(Under 3 ratings)
Performing Dance Fall 2015-Open HouseTo assess and re-stage each piece individually, through the lens of a choreographer, with attention to changes in time/space/and relationships.(Under 3 ratings)
The Unspoken in Dialogue - Dramatic Writing TechniqueAnalysis and use of literary technique wherein dialogue centers on what is not said and what remains unspoken.(Under 3 ratings)
12th Grade:
Jazz Technique-PerformingTo collaboratively vary one stylized common jazz combination with attention to a 2 day deadline in order to emphasis the importance of time during senior pieces.(Under 3 ratings)
Performing Dance- Winter ShowTo create a non-denominational piece for the holiday show...stressing a general intention of cohesion between various races, religions, and cultures.(Under 3 ratings)
Winter Wonderland KicklineTo create a classical jazz piece that emulates the feeling of Radio City Rockettes Holiday Kickline, maintaining unison movement, in timing, energy, facing, and portdebras.(Under 3 ratings)

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