In kindergarten, students finished up their direction investigation. These little dancers composed and shared an original ABC dance work using three of the five directions learned. First graders created a cinquain poem using words describing focus. They also embodied locomotor movement and still shapes while finding colors around the room. Next week these dancers will work in small groups improvising different focuses. The second grade is studying World Cultural Celebrations and planning the first steps of their original dance works. Students are working in small groups to body storm words we have established as a class on the word wall. Next week, they try on these ideas and define the individual celebrations with movement and shapes.
In third grade, dancers continue to think about the parts and functions of a plant. Now the learning has really transferred to the body as they create original dances in small groups. Fourth graders worked on their Latin Dance skills. These students continue to practice the Bachata, Merengue, Mambo, Salsa and the Cha Cha. Next, they will work with partners to assess what they have learned. Our fifth grade students are moving fast through the Poetry in Motion unit. Dancers shared unique and imaginative works using voice, body and words.
The fifth grade dance elective students continue to work on their final improvisational project. Throughout this process they are learning about collaboration, patience and teamwork. I look forward to seeing these incredible creative works. Lastly, our middle school dancers are thinking about two important fundamental dance concepts. These students explored size and level through both technique and choreography.
Have a wonderful weekend!