Dance in Physical Education Nicolina Veneziano Middle and High School Teachers
What is Dance? An art form that generally refers to movement of the body used as a form of expression, social interaction, or spiritually
Why is Dance important? TTeaches students how to interact socially with a partner or a group TTeaches students how to memorize patterns and sequences TTeaches students to interrupt movement and how to put their own style into it. CCan incorporate other aspects of schooling within the dance
Types of Dances The Hokey Pokey (The Hokey Pokey with shapes) The Cha Cha Slide The YMCA (Fitness YMCA) Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
The Hokey Pokey Social dance Teaches students body parts Fun Instructional song Younger kids
Teaching The Hokey Pokey Can have one large group or a bunch of little groups Does anyone know the dance and can demonstrate it? Can students lead the dance? Important to be energetic and have fun!
The Hokey Pokey Listen and follow along to the lyrics 1.Put body part in 2.Take body part out 3.Put body part in 4.Shake it all about 5.Turn in a circle 6.Repeat with all body parts Elmo Hokey Pokey
The Cha Cha Slide Social Dance Fun Instructional song Middle and High School students
Teaching the Cha Cha Slide One large group Ask what moves are in the dance Demonstrate the moves before performing the dance Can someone lead the class Be enthusiastic!
Cha Cha Slide 1.Clap hands 2.To the left and right 3.Walk backwards 4.Hop 5.Stomp left and right foot 6.Cha cha 7.Turn 8.Repeat as said on the song 9.Slide to left and right 10.Criss-cross 11.Hands on your knee 12.How low can you go 13.Reverse 14.Charlie brown Listen and follow along to the lyrics Steps of the Cha Cha Slide Cha Cha Slide
The YMCA Social Dance Free to dance how you feel then spell out YMCA Fun All ages
Teaching The YMCA Does anyone know it? Demonstrate how to spell it Can someone lead the class One large group or a bunch of small groups
The YMCA When the song spells out YMCA you do the following: Raise both arms over head to form a Y Bend both arms inward over head to form a M Swing both arms overhead to the left to form a C Bring both arms to a point over head to form an A Dance however you want for the rest of the song Yankees Ground Crew doing the YMCA
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Social dance Instructional song Teaches body parts Memorization Younger kids
Teaching Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes KK i d s c a n s p r e a d o u t w h e r e e v e r t h e y w a n t DD o e s e v e r y o n e k n o w a l l t h e i r b o d y p a r t s ? MM a k e s u r e l i t t l e k i d s k n o w w h i c h b o d y p a r t s a r e w h i c h BB e e n t h u s i a s t i c ! !
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Very simple dance to follow along to Point to each body part as the song goes along Follow what is being said by the music Wiggles Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Challenges Most dance can have a variation on it Use a variation to challenge the students Can make them think more or do more physically Can make a dance more fun
Hokey Pokey Variation Can use shapes Instead of using body parts, put shapes into the circle Helps teach kids their shapes Can use different Language Say body parts in all different languages Incorporate what their learning in world language classes
YMCA Variation Incorporate fitness into a fun song Go over what fitness moves can be done Students demonstrate the moves Have students call out what moves to do in between the YMCA’s A more fun way to get kids warmed up before physical education class
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Variation Challenge by making students perform in different positions Lay on the floor and find all the body parts Get in a weird position then find body parts Makes students aware of their own body
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