Choosing a stimulus is an important part of planning a dance lesson. It will help you create a dance lesson that engages children’s imaginations and teaches them something new. This stimulus may include a physical stimulus like the movements of the body or specific dance elements. It may also include other topics such as science or literacy. The key to creating an engaging dance lesson is to choose a stimulus that inspires students to think, analyze, and make connections.
Before the dance lesson, start with a warm-up activity. Start with limbo to stretch the child’s body. This is a fun way to warm up and get ready for the class. It also helps the child feel excited about dance. After the warm-up period, introduce the choreography. Make sure it is easy to understand and break down the steps. Moreover, use visual cues to teach the dance choreography to the child. It’s also a good idea to link the choreography to a famous story.
Aside from improving physical and cognitive skills, dance is an excellent way to express emotions and ideas. It’s also a great way for children to explore patterns and work collaboratively with others. The class can also be used to create a performance or showcase. This performance can be formal for parents or peers, or informal for another class. The final product will require rehearsals. If the student isn’t comfortable performing, he or she can take on another role in the dance.