Dance

BRING DOWN THE HOUSE – N’SYNCH

A)
  • RF point 3x’s (front, side, back), tap beside left

4

 
  • 2 slides steps to the R
4
 
  • repeat with LF, slide L 2x’s
8
     
B)
  • punch/toss RA up and down (up left, down right)
2
 
  • repeat with LA
2
 
  • repeat punches
4
     
 
  • slapping/clapping sequence
1
    – RA on R thigh 1
    - LA on L thigh &
    - clap hands together 2
    repeat RA, LA, 2 claps & 3 & 4
       
 
  • repeat slapping sequence
4
     
C)
  • grapevines
8
 
  • with turns
8

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Dancing Through the Curriculum


FOCUS ON: FUN, MOVEMENT, FITNESS, RHYTHM

MUSIC CHOICES:

  • Guide tapes, pre-made movement tapes
  • Current popular radio hits, compilation discs, movie themes, oldies, disco, calypso, reggae
  • Have students bring in their music (preview them first)
  • Follow commercially made videos

MOVEMENT:

  • Incorporate fitness moves, walking, jacks, slides
  • More rhythm based movements with footwork
  • Clapping sequences, stomping and body slapping ideas
  • Include drama segments
  • View music videos for ideas
  • Follow commercially made videos
  • Students create their own and teach others

PROPS:

  • Garbage can lids, skipping ropes, musical instruments (homemade), basketballs, chairs, brooms, canes, hats, stuffed animals, whistles, textbooks
  • Try big buddies with primary buddies

SOURCE: Ona McDonald, Toronto District School Board

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LATIN - RICKY MARTIN

A)
  • Step tap and clap up to R side

2

 
  • Step tap and clap down to left side
2
 
  • Repeat
4
 
  • 4 jumps around in a circle, circling arms above head
8
 
  • repreat 3 more times
 
 

 

 
B)
  • walk forward 4 steps
4
 
  • walk back
4
 
  • walk forward
4
 
  • criss-cross jumps with 1/2 turn
4
 
  • repeat starting the walks to the back with 1/2 turn to face forward again
16
     
C)
  • step togethers to R, (with hips) 4 x's
8
 
  • touch the floor, double jump up with 2 claps
4
 
  • jumps around in a circle, rolling arms
4
 
  • repeat the pattern to the L
16
 
  • repeat to both sides
32
 

 

 
D)
  • mambo RF (toward and back) 3 x's
12
 
  • pivot turn
4
 
  • repeat mambos and pivot turn
16
 
  • grapevines, without turns, with turns
16

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PARTNER DANCE – TO CHARLIE’S ANGELS

OPENING ONLY

  • Standing back to back walk 3 steps forward (away from partner) stop and turn sharply to look back to partner
  • Repeat for 4 steps
  • Walk backwards, same pattern , only 3 sets
  • On last set immediately jump around to face partner
A)
  • Facing partner, rock side to side (OR single, single, double to one side)

4

 
  • Repeat 3 more times
12
 

 

 
B)
  • Slap thighs 2 x’s
 
 
  • Clap hands 2 x’s
 
 
  • Hit forearms with partner, right 2 x’s, left 2 x’s
8
 
  • Repeat 3 more times
12
     
C)
  • Walk around partner
8
 
  • Funky criss-cross jumps and spin around
    (option – do the criss-cross jumps & turns 2 x’s very fast)
8
     
D)
  • Chorus – with the words
    • “monkey arms down side to side
    • wave your arms in the air
 

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PARTNER DANCE – MOTOWN SONG (ROD STEWART)

FORMATION: Circle of 8 (4 couples) OR full circle OR double circle with partner beside them. All facing inside

A)

Step, heel out

 

 
  • Step on right foot touch left heel out in front
16
 
  • Step on left foot, touch right heel out in front
 
 
  • Repeat 6 more times
 
 
 
B)

Walk to the side & kick

 
 
  • Everybody walks counter clockwise 3 steps
    (right, left, right) & kicks left foot out (& clap)
 
 
  • Repeat to left
 
 
  • Repeat 2 more times 16
 
 

 

 
C) Lean/rock back  
 
  • With right shoulder facing inside circle, lean right shoulder down, step on right foot, touch left foot, lean back out of circle stepping on left foot, touch right foot
 
 
  • Repeat 3 more times 16
16
     
D) With Partner  
     
1. Snake arms
 
 
  • Snake right arm across body
4
 
  • snake left arm across body
4
     
2. Clapping  
 
  • clap own hands
 
 
  • clap right hands with partner
 
 
  • clap own hands
 
 
  • clap left hands with partner
 
 
  • clap own hands
 
 
  • clap both hands with partner 3 times
8
     
3. Do-Si-Do  
 
  • Do-si-do passing right shoulders
8
     
4. Right elbow swing with partner 8
 
  • When coming out of swing do not turn around, but face the person on the other side of you
 
     
 
  • Repeat Part D with the person on your other side
32

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Tips for teaching dance:

  • Give verbal cues by speaking on the beat of the music
  • Teach dance in segments, introducing one part at a time: “watch then join”
  • Use a variety of ways to introduce dances, sometimes demonstrating the whole dance, sometimes practicing sections without the music
  • Practice the dance using “half-time” to give each action double count
  • Keep explanations brief and give students time to practice
  • Face the students and mirror their actions, or stand with your back to them moving the way they do. Always announce which way you are demonstrating
  • Practice mirroring technique
  • For dances where students are standing in rows, switch rows periodically so students dance in different positions

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Dance with Basketballs

Movement Ideas

  • Dribble to the beat
    • One hand at a time
    • Alternating hands
  • Step touch dribble once and catch
    • One hand
    • Alternating hands
  • 4 step touches to one side
    • 16 dribbles with opposite hand
  • Body twists with dribble
    • Twist body and feet to left (2 counts)
    • Twist back to front (2 counts)
    • Constant RH dribbling with the beat
  • Grapevine once (with turn
    • Ball circling around body
    • One grapevine, 4 dribbles
    • One grapevine, one toss, 4 dribbles
  • Fake chest passes side to side
    • Single time side to side
    • Double to one side
    • Single, single, double
  • Place basketball on floor between feet
    • Clapping/body slapping sequence
  • Fake passes with pivot turns
    • ¼ pivots, 8 dribbles
    • ½ turn picots, 4 dribbles
  • Do-si-do and dribbling
    • Both partners remain facing front, one walks backwards, other forward, then reverse to go around
  • Throw over head, dribble
    • Toss from one hand over head to other, incorporate dribbles
  • Toss ball back and forth between hands
    • Do tosses first, then dribble around in a circle
  • Partner moves
    • Dribble 4 Xs, bounce pass to partner, catch, fake passes side to side
    • Do-si-do dribbling around each other

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Janet Jackson

Stand back to back with partner.

Begin with clapping hands above head 8Xs

A) Walk forward 4 steps (opposite direction from partner) 4
  Rock to one side 2 counts, other side 2 counts 4
  Walk backwards 4 steps 4
  Rock to one side 2 counts, jump turn to face partner 4
     
B) Gimme 5 – one partner gives a “high 5” to the other 1
  Gimme 5 – other partner's turn 1
  Tap right forearms together with partner 1
  Tap left forearms together with partner 1
  Spin around (full turn) 2
  Clap both hands together with partner 2 Xs 2
     
  Walk around your partner (do-si-do) 8
     
  Repeat Part B 16
     
C) Grapevines 4 Xs (2 with no turns, 2 with full turns) 16
  (at end of last grapevine do ½ turn to end up back to back)  

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Mexican Hat Dance

This dance is done using chairs and can be done by having students move their chairs back from their tables/desks or can be done by setting up the chairs in a circle in a bigger space. If chairs are placed in the circle, the students will move around the chairs and when the time comes to sit down they will find the nearest chair. Unlike musical chairs, do not take away chairs.

Intro 1-8 Start sitting on a chair, just listen to the beat for the first 8 counts
1-4 Touch head, shoulders, thighs, clap, clap
5-8 Roll fists to right 2Xs, roll fists to left 2Xs
1-4 Touch head, shoulders, thighs, clap, clap
5-8 Scoop arms to right, scoop arms to left, clap, clap
   
2(1-8) Repeat first 2 counts of 8
1-8 March around chair to back of chair to right
1-8 Continue marching in same direction to front of chair
1-8 March around chair to back in opposite direction
1-8 Continue marching in same direction to front of chair
   
4(1-8) Repeat first 4 counts of 8
4(1-8) Repeat marching section around chair (could replace with skips)
   
1-8 Sit on chair for 4 counts, tilt head right, centre, left, centre
1-8 Tilt head right, centre, left, centre, clap 4Xs
1-8 Stand up, shake hands overhead, bend and lean to right, bend and lean to left
1-8 Bend and lean to right, bend and lean to left, sit down, clap
1-8 Stand up, shake hands overhead, bend and lean to right, bend and lean to left
1-7 Bend and lean to right, bend and lean to left, sit down, clap

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Dance! Dance! Dance!

This dance can be done to virtually any music. It has been choreographed to “I Like to Move It” and “Reach for the Stars”.

1-8 Gallop to right 4Xs, push hands to right 2Xs, left 2Xs
1-8 Push hands to right 2Xs, left 2Xs, jump feet together and jump in air
1-8 Gallop left 4Xs, push hands to left 2Xs, right 2Xs
1-8 Push hands to left 2Xs, right 2Xs, jump feet together and jump in air
1-8 Scoop, step together, scoop, clap to right, repeat to left
1-8 Repeat to right and left
1-8 Jump 4Xs turning in circle to right, jump feet apart with hands on knees, feet together
1-8 Repeat turning to left

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Intermediate Dance Expectations & Assessment

Expectations

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

•  Applies a variety of movement skills in combination and in sequence (locomotion/travelling, manipulation, and stability) in physical activities such as dance

Performs few of the skills

Sometimes performs the skills

Performs most of the skills

Performs all or most of the skills

•  Participates on a regular basis in physical activities that maintain or improve fitness

With constant encouragement

Needing only occasional encouragement

Requires no encouragement

Participates actively in a manner that encourages others

•  Applies living skills in physical activities

Applies only few of the skills

Applies some of the skills

Applies most of the skills

Applies all or most of the skills

•  Transfers appropriate interpersonal skills to new physical activities

Applies only few of the required skills

Applies some of the required skills

Applies most of the required skills

Applies all or most of the required skills

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Dance Evaluation

Name:____________________________
 
Dance Self-Assessment
Travel in different directions easily 1 2 3 4
Balance and control my body 1 2 3 4
Participate fully 1 2 3 4
Work well with others in my group 1 2 3 4
Assist others to facilitate/create patterns 1 2 3 4
 
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Group Assessment        
Group Members: __________________ __________________
  __________________ __________________
  __________________ __________________
 
Travel in different directions 1 2 3 4
Use different rhythm patterns 1 2 3 4
Participate actively at all times 1 2 3 4
Work cooperatively with peers 1 2 3 4
Participate in designing dance patterns 1 2 3 4

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