In this lesson students will discuss and demonstrate the concept of general space using a variety of locomotive movements.
In this lesson students will explore emotions through facial expressions, body shapes, and movement. They will create choreography based on selected emotions, discussing what energy, size, level, and speed the body employs to create a particular feeling.
In this lesson students will explore action words through a series of improvisations. Then they will choose three or four action words from a list around which they will create a choreographic sequence. Students will vary the levels, energy, and speed they use when performing their sequences. Students will then create short stories from sentences they wrote containing their action words. Students will tell the stories using movement.
In this lesson students will identify action words found in text. They will discuss how dancers use movement to tell a story just as an author uses words. Then students will create word dances with a theme- e.g spring time or under the sea.
This lesson is designed to follow The Element of Energy: Force adn Effort. In this lesson student use improvisation exercises to explore movement qualities and dynamics.
In this lesson students will identify and define curved, straight, zigzaged, and spiral lines. Students will explore the lines using both axial/non-locomotive and locomotive movements.
In this lesson students will understand the relationship between body lines and shapes. They will participate in teacher guided improvisations exploring shapes using both axial and locomotive movement. Students will also identify shapes as they are demonstrated by other dancers.
This lesson is designed to follow Communication: Expressing Feeling Through Movement. in this lesson students create original choreography expressing contrasting emotions. They are assessed using the provided Performance Rubric. Students then discuss how body movement changes as emotions change.
In this lesson students pair up to explore mirroring and shadowing (leading and following) with axial and locomotive movements. Student learn the ettiquette of leading and following and apply their knowledge in creating a "Mirror and Shadow" dance. This lesson includes an assessment rubric and a worksheet to facilitate student written responses.
This lesson is designed to follow the Creating Movement Sequences lesson. in this lesson students will create simple 3 part choreographies based on selected sentences. The choreographies will include action words, punctuation and expression.
In this lesson, students will demonstrate appropriate call and response using their voice (loud and soft), body, and imagination to create theatre. Students will create movement related to theatre.
In this lesson, students will identify significant information from text (setting, sense memory), and demonstrate active listening skills by creating appropriate movement and sounds for a story.
In this lesson, students will identify significant information from text (setting and senses) and demonstrate active listening skills by creating appropriate movement and sounds for a story.
In this lesson, students will demonstrate how actors use their tools, listening and responding skills, to portray real and imaginary characters in a story. Students will also identyfy setting (e.g. a firehouse, resturant, grandma's kitchen, dungeon, etc.) and story points for a story.
Extension activities are included that encourage students to participate in further research, make connections and apply understanding and skills previously earned to personal experiences.
Questions are included to engage students in deeper discussion around the subject.
In this lesson students will demonstrate moving safely within personal space as they explore axial movement. They will demonstrate stillness when asked to freeze.
In this lesson students will be introduced to the concept of time using fast and slow tempos. The students will move their bodies at different sizes and levels, using axial and locomotor movements, while maintaining appropriate tempo.
In this lesson students are introduced to the concpet of energy: heavy and light. Students will create a dance using heavy and light energies. They will interpret animal and objects through heavy and light movement.
In this lesson, students will demonstrate how actors use their tools, listening and responding skills, to portray real and imaginary characters in a story. Students will also identyfy setting and story points for a story. Extension activities and questions included.
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In this lesson students explore and demonstrate understanding of dymanics as they create movement inspired by office supplies.