Dance Around the World Game
- Teacher Assessment
- Teaching and Learning Sequence
- Dance Around the World Game
- Comparing and Contrasting 2 Dance Styles
This is a version of the full activity and uses the 4 destinations studied in the unit.
Divide the class into 4 groups and their task is to create the shape of a method of transport with their bodies. They then travel across the dance space following the pathway using movement related to the task. For example: Waka - students form 2 rows, perhaps with those in the front on a lower level to those at the back Pathway - they travel using small 'pitter patter' steps (or slides if any are on their knees) in the pattern indicated Type of movement - exaggerated paddling movements with the arms, in a regular pattern on the right and the left.Set out a 'journey' around the dance area and the groups visit each destination following the directions on the cards. When they arrive at each destination, they perform the dance steps learnt from each country.
|From||Destination||Method||Pathway||Type of Movement|
|New Zealand||Samoa||Waka||Regular, strong, swinging|
|Samoa||Greece||Aeroplane||Take off, glide and swoop in to land|
|Greece||Scotland||Cruise Ship||Gentle and lazy|
|Scotland||New Zealand||Sailing Ship||Rocking in a storm|
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