Dance What is dance? Why do people dance? What are we going to learn? What are we going to do?
1. To move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps 2. (of a person) move in a quick and lively way.
While watching the video, think about these questions…. For the performer, what do you think dance is to him? Do you think that anyone can dance? How did he use his emotions in his performance?
While watching the video, think about these questions…. 1. What are some of the reasons why they say that they dance? 2. Do you relate to any of their reasons? 3. Did you notice all the different types of cultures in the video?
This year we will be learning beginner dance terms, how to effectively warm-up, parts of the body that we use in dance, the history of dance, how to be an audience member and how people from other cultures dance. AND of course, we will DANCE! Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Salsa. What style are you looking forward to learning the most?
How should we behave in dance class? • Come to class on time. You have 7 minutes to dress out. • If you do not dress out, then you will lose 50 points for the day. • NO gum and NO cell phones (unless I say you can have them out) • Enter class quietly, grab journals, sit in role call lines and make journal entry • Do not talk while I am talking • ALWAYS try. I want you to make mistakes so I can correct them. • Encourage and help each other. • Come back to class after changing back into school clothes (or you will be marked absent)
What can I wear? Yes No Booty shorts Spaghetti strap tanks Jeans Demin shorts Slip ons Flip flops • T-shirts • Dance pants • Appropriate length shorts • Appropriate tanks • Jazz shoes • Tennis shoes