Global Groove Adventure
Bring the groove and interest back into PE with this unique, modern take on dance curriculum!
Made for teachers by teachers, Global Groove takes the stress out of teaching dance. Your class will love learning modern dance moves with student-centered, inclusive, and creativity-inspiring lessons. All dances are for individual students, rather than traditional partner dances.
There are a few different ways you can use this set. First, you could select a song suggestion card and find the matching move cards (3 per song card). You can go over the move cards with your students so everyone understands the moves, which are explained on the move cards. Then, have students work together and create their own dance using the move cards. The stillness card, for example, is used to provide a few minutes of stillness and relaxation, which can be used as a cool down between song suggestion cards. You can also allow students to use whichever move cards they want to create a dance incorporating moves from different styles.
The pack is made to be inclusive for all students, inspiring creativity and getting students active and interactive while learning kinesthetically. The pack doesn’t focus on creating “dancers,” but rather using dance as a tool for learning, self-awareness, and expression. This helps to not only create more confidence in dancing, but also in building character.
Body, Brain, and Being
Each movement card focuses on 3 aspects: body, brain, and being. For example, there is a movement card of “Air Guitar.” The body cues for this are: legs wide, grab your air guitar, rock out, and sing! Brain cues are: Play the guitar in different ways (on the ground, behind your head). Being cues for this are: Confidence: Show your inner “rock star.”
Everything You Need
Included in the pack are 5 song suggestion cards with activities on reverse, 15 move cards (3 per song), 1 stillness card, 1 culminating activity, video tutorials (which show the moves and instructions on the move cards in action), and paper instructions. All of these components come in a handy folder to make storing and transportation easy.