Category Archives: Dance

Spider Web Play Extensions

The spider web is proving to be fun for many opportunities of extended learning.  My music selection today was “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from “Peer Gynt” by Edvard Grieg.  Many students recognized the music from movies, their … Continue reading

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Moving It Like Animals

To help facilitate structured danced and to focus on specific gross motor movements, I use animals.  With a selection of animal pictures, three students each choose a card with an animal.  These animals create our dance for the duration of … Continue reading

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Students Share Dance Songs

At the beginning of the year, I like to ask students to tell me songs they like to dance and listen to.  This ensures that when it is kid’s choice to choose a dance song, I have something they like … Continue reading

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“Hold Ya Head” Dance

“Hold Ya Head” by Stevie S. is a fun new song for the start of the year.  Directions to hold and touch different body parts, such as the head, ear, and nose are embedded in the lyrics.  In addition, there … Continue reading

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Hula Dancing: Slow and Fast

The Turtles, Bears, Zebras, Belugas, Owls, and Agents are getting their dance on, Hula style.  We focused on dancing fast and slow in two different songs with several moves: waving arms to the side, shaking hips back and forth, moving … Continue reading

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Surfing with a Carpet Surf Board

“Surf’s up dude!” – K. Bears”‘Do it again!” – Belugas That’s right!  The Owls, Turtles, Belugas, Zebras, Bears, and Agents students are catching the waves in the music room.  We used a carpet square as a surf board and with … Continue reading

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Inspired Dance Lessons From “Elephants Cannot Dance!”

“That’s an easy book.  I can read it: Elephants Cannot Dance!” -D. Penguins The Penguins class is studying Mo Willems, so I chose a book we could read together in music and build a music lesson around.  As I turned … Continue reading

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