To start a dance lesson, find a stimulus that inspires inquiry and meaningful thought. It could be a movement activity that involves the body’s movements, specific areas of the dance curriculum, or something else entirely. If your dance lesson is aimed at younger students, choose a stimulus that emphasizes one or more elements of dance and teaches them from multiple perspectives. After the stimulus has been found, consider how you can integrate it into a lesson plan.
Book: In a dance lesson, you can use a book as a springboard for a dance concept. A book is not a dictator; you don’t have to dance after the text, but can focus on key details or major events. You could also focus on characters, climax, conflict, and other aspects of the story. A dance lesson can also be a means for you to assess your learning objectives. Once you’ve chosen the subject, you can teach the concepts through improvisations.
A simple map with symbols and landmarks can help your students build a visual representation of the movements that make up the song. After learning to identify these landmarks and symbols, students can move to the beat by using a drum. They can explore movement with the drums and other instruments. Using a musical instrument will help them learn different styles of music and a dance lesson can be fun for everyone! For a more structured dance lesson, you can incorporate a short break to encourage student movement exploration.