Dance Lesson Plan

Performing Arts/ Dance

Unit 1 Locomotor Movement

  • What is locomotor movement? Leap, walk, skip, jump, hop.
  • Using locomotor movement in dance. Walking.
  • Participate in class demonstration of locomotor movement
  • Prepare a 1 minute dance routine using at least one locomotor movement.
  • What is non-locomotor movement? Twist, bend, turn, swing, sway, stretch, crawl
  • Using non-locomoter movement in different ways
  • Another example of using non-locotomoter movement in dance.
  • Participate in class demonstration of all non-locomotor movements
  • Prepare a 2 minute dance routine using crawls
  • Prepare a 2 minute dance routine using turns
  • Prepare a 2 minute dance routine using stretches
  • Prepare a 2 minute dance routine using turns and twists
  • Ask your teacher for the password to Locomotor dance technique and demonstrate your written knowledge of this dance skill.

Unit 2  Using Rhythm in Dance

Unit 3 –Strength and Balance in Dance

Unit 4 –Dance Forms Ball Room Dancing

Students effectively demonstrate the difference between pantomiming and abstracting a gesture

Unit 5 Jazz Dancing

  • Introduction to Jazz Dancing-Your Instructor
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Participate in class demonstration of Jazz Dancing
  • With a partner prepare and demonstrate a Jazz Dance Routine
  • Ask your teacher for the password for the “Jazz Dancing” report and demonstrate your written knowledge of ballroom dancing.

Unit 6 Ballet

Unit 7 Line Dancing and Tap