Grade 2 Dance, Lesson 1

Pathway: Creating a Pathway Dance with Initials

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1A. Intro & Warm Up:

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Intro & Warm Up

1B. Warm Up Review: Students revisit terms axial and personal space.

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Warm Up Review

1C. Modeling Discuss Pathways: The teacher leads a student discussion of how capital and lower-case letters are constructed with straight, curved, and jagged lines.

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Modeling Discuss Pathways

1D. Guided Practice Pathway Dance: Students ‘dance’ the initials of their names with various parts of their bodies (elbow, nose, etc.), and then ‘dance’ abstract pathways.

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Guided Practice Pathway Dance

 1E. Guided Practice Creating Locomotor Pathway: The teacher prompts the students in locomotor pathways.

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #9: Guided Practice Creating Locomotor Pathway

1F. Debrief Review: Students review pathway concepts.

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Debrief Review

1G. Guided Practice Freeze Dance and Cool Down:

Grade 2 Dance Lesson #1: Guided Practice Freeze Dance and Cool Down

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