Minute Masterclass Episode 189
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators and the DiscoverDance Experience Membership. Today, we’re exploring the concepts of dance with our favorite songs from Music with Mar.
Take Your Little Hands and Move is a body part identification activity exploring the concepts of place, body parts, and body shapes.
Baby Dolly Dance is a directive song exploring the concept of directions, and is perfect when paired with a stuffed animal or baby doll.
Playing with my Bean Bag is a bean bag balancing activity exploring the concept of body parts.
Who Can Pull the Stretchy Band is a group stretchy band activity exploring the concepts of directions and relationships.
Moving with a Scarf is a directive song exploring the concepts of place and directions with a scarf.
Shake the Shaker is a simple stop and go shaker song exploring the concept of place. You can also explore directions and levels with a few guided verbal cues.
Spider on the Floor explores the concept of body parts. To enrich this activity, you can have dancers create their own spiders out of pipe cleaners and use them as they perform the song.
I Like to Jump is a lively activity exploring the concepts of level, directions, and speed.
Shake It! Shake It! is a full body workout exploring the concept of body parts.
Move. Then, Stay Still is a stop and go activity exploring the concepts of place and body parts.
You can find all these songs and more from Music with Mar. on Spotify and iTunes.
For more information, to enroll in the Foundations Course, or to join the DiscoverDance Experience and gain access to our curated playlists with hundreds of songs and videos of activities all categorized by concept, visit DiscoverDance.com.