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Dance Lesson Plan for High School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students the basic terminology and moves in ballet dance using this lesson plan. Students will watch a video to guide learning, then practice simple ballet moves. Finish up with a fun activity to check for understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • apply ballet terminology in an activity, including movements
  • demonstrate the ability to do common ballet movements

Length:

1 hour

Materials

  • Terms written on slips of paper or index cards
  • Chart paper
  • Index cards

Key Vocabulary

  • Barre
  • Plies
  • Grand plies
  • Tendu
  • Tendu jete
  • Battements
  • Chasse
  • Pirouette
  • Fouttes en tournant
  • En avent
  • À la quatrième devant
  • À la seconde
  • En arriere or À la quatrième derrière
  • Port de bras
  • Pas de deux
  • Rond de jambe
  • Relevé

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

Preparation

  • Before class, create a visual representation of the vocabulary from the lesson, either on chart paper or on a document you can show in class. Students will likely need to reference this during the lesson. Or, if time permits, define terms with students the class before this lesson, then create a visual representation on chart paper using words and pictures.

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