This dance curriculum helps introduce, develop, and assess the basics of choreography for ages 8-14. Even if you’ve never taught or choreographed dance before, Building Dances provides all the tools and blueprints you need to make it happen!
No experience is required to put together fun dances! The included guide puts you in the role of facilitator rather than demonstrator. Using the dance construction models provided, you’ll explain the material, teach the necessary skills, direct the action, and assess the outcomes, letting your students focus solely on the creative work.
The set takes you step-by-step through the choreographic process, with sample lesson plans, warm-up ideas, and 7 easy steps to follow when building a dance, plus even more great material. A convenient, expanded, ready-to-use deck of Deal-a-Dance cards and updated dance-building activities called Dance Construction Models are reformatted and expanded to include tons of new information and 6 new activities. New forms and checklists make assessing the process easier than ever for you and your students.
The 112 included two-sided cards (6” x 9”) help students to get involved in creating and assessing their own work. The cards provide more than 230 movement ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Each card presents a definition of a selected movement term, a description of the movement, multiple suggestions for students to try, challenges that encourage them to put movements together to form phrases and dances, and a self-evaluation card.
Guidebook features 128 pages with lesson plans.