W2-7 Elementary Dance-Lesson Plans

TeacherTiffany McCarthy
Subject AreaElementary Dance
Grade LevelK-5
Week #2-7
Unit of InstructionJazz Technique
Standard(s) Taught

DA.K.S.2.1 Follow classroom directions.
DA.K.S.2.2 Retain simple sequences and accurate dance terminology over time.
DA.K.S.3.1 Refine gross- and fine-locomotor skills through repetition.
DA.K.S.3.2 Imitate simple exercises for strengthening and stretching the body.
DA.K.S.3.3 Develop kinesthetic awareness by maintaining personal space and moving in pathways through space.
DA.K.S.3.4 Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learn and demonstrate jazz technique

Classroom Activities

2nd – 5th Grade
Warm Up (Conditioning and Stretch)

Pas de bourree
Jazz walks
Jazz square
Pivot turn
Kick ball change
3 step turn
Pirouette preparation & pirouettes
Leaps (saut de chat and grand jete)
Center and Across the floor exercises

K – 1st Grade
Warm Up (Conditioning and Stretch)

Working on coordination, gross & fine-locomotor skills

Balance bean activities
Jazz walks
Step hop clap
Pivot turn
Pirouette preparation
Center and Across the floor exercises

Assignments Due

3rd – 5th Grade
Jazz Terminology Quiz

3rd Grade Houman – Veterans Day Choreography

Additional Resources