This very basic guide can be given to students to help them create their own dance (they can be more creative than we give them credit for). I find it really simplifies dance for them, for example, walking can be dancing! We can all walk, so do it to some music in different directions and you have the beginning of a dance routine!
You know the saying 'fake it till you make it'? Well this is the time to use it. Pick a few of these terms and learn them. Use them in your lessons, add a few new ones each lesson and you will sound like you know what you are on about.
Often getting students in the mood can be a hurdle. This compilation is fast moving and will have your students tapping their feet in no time. It has clips from a range of movies showing many different types of people doing different types of dance. Use it as inspiration, don't be afraid to copy some of the routines to form a basis for your own.
You can practically stop reading after number one. I find that if you focus more on the joy of moving then you will succeed. Saying the word 'dance' can be too high a expectation and turn many pupils off, particularly boys. Let your students be your guide, they have their own styles, work with that.
An oldy but a goody. I have used these steps as a simple guide to teach children that you don't have to be able to 'dance' to dance. Try using these steps to different types of music and altering the tempo to explore movement.
Based on the hit stage production and now the movie 'Stomp the yard', this easy to follow resource provides you with a basic yet effective dance routine. No music required, can be done with very small and very large groups and has the option for students to develop their own ideas and performances.