Lesson Plans for Creative Dance

Help students express themselves through movement!

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Featuring 28 age-appropriate dances with music, this book gives you plenty of ideas and strategies for integrating and teaching creative dance in other academic areas as well as your PE classes. Its exercises are appropriate for grades Pre-K through 6.

Spark Creative Thinking

Let your students’ creativity shine! This text provides more than 25 dances with music appropriate for all ages. Arts and creativity have been shown to be related to academic performance, so getting your students up and dancing will help them in other areas of their education.

Easy for Educators

Author Sally Carline has tested and refined each of the creative movement activities she has prepared for this book, and provides plenty of background material that will help you understand how to best teach and incorporate these activities in a variety of settings. You can incorporate ideas from language arts, social studies, art, music, and science to facilitate children’s learning and increase their enjoyment of those subjects!

Contents

This book features 3 parts and 13 total chapters covering a variety of subjects.

  • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Introduction to Teaching Creative Dance
    • Chapter 1. Teaching and Assessing Creative Dance
    • Chapter 2. Introductory Activities
      • Ages 4 to 6
      • Ages 5 to 7
      • Ages 6 to 8
      • Ages 7 to 9
      • Ages 8 to 10
      • Ages 9 to 11
      • Ages 10 to 12
  • Part II: Dances With Literature, Arts, and Rhythm
    • Chapter 3. Dances With Action Words and Visual Aids
    • Chapter 4. Dances With Action Rhymes
    • Chapter 5. Dances With Poetry
    • Chapter 6. Dances With Rhythm
  • Part III: Dances With Music
    • Chapter 7. Dances for Ages 4 to 6
      • Snowdrifts
      • The Queen’s Guards
      • Rice Krispies
      • The Ghost
    • Chapter 8. Dances for Ages 5 to 7
      • When I Get to the Fairground
      • The Snowstorm
      • Pattern to Cure a Headache
      • Peter Pan and His Shadow
    • Chapter 9. Dances for Ages 6 to 8
      • The Snowchildren
      • The Full Moon
      • The Little Chinook
      • Battle of the Seasons
    • Chapter 10. Dances for Ages 7 to 9
      • The Archers
      • The Wizards
      • The Space Stealers
      • The Volcano Makers
    • Chapter 11. Dances for Ages 8 to 10
      • The Warriors
      • The Abandoned Cartwheel
      • The Jesters
      • Planets
    • Chapter 12. Dances for Ages 9 to 11
      • Day O
      • Skeletons and Ghouls
      • The Mirage
      • Changes
    • Chapter 13. Dances for Ages 10 to 12
      • The Sheriff and the Cowboy
      • Rendezvous
      • The Voyage
      • The Miners
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B

Book is 216 pages.

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