Try any combination of these classic moves to get students’ heart rates elevated and their minds focused for classroom learning. Move for 10-15 minutes, and play music if you like.
- Plies (knee bends)
- Rises (heels lifts)
- Shoulder rolls (forward and back)
- Arm circles (one or both arms, same or opposite directions)
- Leg swings (front & back, side to side or circular)
- Twists (with arms or shoulders, hips, out to the side or overhead)
- Jumps, Hops & Leaps (on two legs or one, on the spot or moving around the room)
- Jumping Jacks (with arms overhead, behind the back, or playing “pattycake” with a partner)
Want to get your class moving every day? In this workshop you’ll explore the beneficial effects of movement on the brain and develop a toolbox of tricks that will warm-up, focus and inspire your students in just a few minutes every day. You’ll also learn how to incorporate movement into your lesson plans to reinforce classroom learning and help students (especially those kinesthetic learners!) stay engaged.
Confused or overwhelmed by the new dance curriculum? This is your opportunity to have it explained in plain language. Learn the elements of dance, basic dance movements, sequences and patterns, dance observation skills and assessment techniques. You’ll take away a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum requirements and lots of great ideas for dance lesson plans.