One way to get kids involved in a dance lesson is to incorporate a theme like dinosaurs. Children will love the theme because they can imagine moving like a real dinosaur in different habitats. This will allow them to learn basic dance elements while having fun. You can use dance words to encourage improvisation, or tie the theme into a famous story. There are many ways to incorporate dinosaurs into a dance lesson. Here are some ideas for a theme dance.
First, students will review definitions of time, space, and energy. They will explore concepts like time and space as well as how to move in different ways to music. They will practice balancing their bodies and learning to move with a beat. In addition to learning these terms, students will practice verbs that are associated with the concepts. After the first dance lesson, students will move on to the next. The lesson will end with a short warm-up for the students.
Next, they will explore different cultural settings and choose a dance style that they like. Next, they will combine movement phrases into patterns and perform them for their peers and parents. After the performance, they will receive positive feedback from their peers. Then, they can perform their dances in front of their peers and parents, or present the choreography to a parent. If they like what they have learned, they will want to learn more. In this way, a dance lesson is a great way to engage children in a fun and creative activity.