Children’s dance lessons should begin with a warm-up and be broken up into small parts that can be repeated. Visual cues and videos are helpful when teaching dance routines. They can be paired with a popular story and linked to the choreography. To encourage creativity and imagination, you can use different kinds of musical instruments, such as drums.
The second step in the lesson involves incorporating music. If you have an electronic piano or other musical instrument, you can use it with a CD. You can also play a piece from a movie to get your students moving. If you choose a Disney film, you can create a musical/dance performance using this song. If you’d prefer to use a song from another era, consider creating a mash-up of different elements.
Another fun way to introduce the lesson is to teach students about the solar system. To do this, divide students into small groups of three to five students. They should create a dance that uses all three concepts of the lesson. Each group should find a unique way to apply each concept, including interesting formations and energy qualities. The choreography must also involve solo work and partner work.
After the warm-up, students will begin incorporating patterns and flowing movement. This will help them refine their dancing and learn about the subtleties of leading and following. It also helps them develop their own sense of expression. Private dance lessons are also the fastest and most flexible way to learn how to dance.