This has been one of my more recent focuses as a physical education teacher...DANCE! Last year, we taught the students 9 dances throughout the year (in addition to our dance/rhythms unit). Each month, we taught the students a dance in the beginning of the month and used as a warm-up throughout the remainder of the month. In addition to teaching the dances, we decided to video tape each dance and post them on the shared "teacher drive" for the teachers to use in the classroom for active breaks for their students. Below are a sample of some of the dances we taught throughout the year. If you would like to see more, visit my YouTube account - www.YouTube.com/user/noodlegames.
Here are a couple of dances from my good friend and super teacher, Mark Croson. I love the simplicity and the music! Thanks Mark for allowing me to post these on the website.