Sunday, March 21, 2010

Share your Favorite Lesson on Move. Create. Educate!

Do you have a favorite lesson? A lesson you love to teach? A lesson that always works? If so, I would love to hear from you! Submit a lesson or idea that Move. Create. Educate readers could take and use in their own dance rooms and I will feature your idea right here! Sound like a good idea? I thought so!

Write me at with a lesson plan of your choice. It doesn't have to be a "formal" lesson plan, it can just be a description of your idea and how you would teach it to the kids. It can be any type of dance for any age group, just as long as it is creative! If you would like, you can send along a picture too!

I would like to start posting these next week, so if possible send me your ideas before Monday, March 29th. I look forward to reading your ideas!


  1. This was a class i did recently.

    Props were large tubes with cardboard circles for table tops, coasters, scarves and cushions with parts of plastic teasets.

    The story is that the dancers are visiting the Cafe on a bad day when the toast was burnt and had filled the Cafe with smoke. They had to enter single file holding onto a scarf held by the dancer in front of them. They then had to use the scarf to blow away the imaginary smoke. The pancakes (coasters) were ready to be served but they were very hot so fingers got burnt and pancakes delivered to the wrong tables so there was much changing over from table to table and dropping and picking up of pancakes. Next dance was a slow one where the pancakes were weighed in each hand as there had been some complaints. Other parts of the body became involved in the weighing process. Finally the pancakes were thrown away on the ground and the "sparrows" flew around pecking at the crumbs. After this we tried to be good "waiters" but kept falling over before giving up work and just dancing!

    Hope this can be useful too