Minute Masterclass Episode 190
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 Nancy Kopman.
Shake, Shake, Shake is a directive song that could be performed with or without props and explores the concepts of levels and directions. If performing without props it explores the concept of body parts.
Walk Around is a catchy tune exploring the concepts of place and directions.
Bicycle is a creative journey that explores the concepts of place, directions, level, speed, and body shapes. I like to do this one with the stretchy band as a group activity.
Tap, Clap, Bump, Jump is a directive music development activity that explores place (self-space) and speed.
Side to Side is a parachute or stretchy band group activity exploring the concepts of directions, relationships, energy, and weight.
I Like to Make Music is a musical development activity exploring the concept of body parts.
Round and Round is a directive song that explores the concepts of directions, level, relationships, and speed. With the right guiding verbal cues, you could add a parachute for a group activity or even hoops for a self-space independent activity.
Popcorn is a fun creative adventure all about the stages of popcorn making. This activity explores the concepts of place, level, and energy.
Tap Two Together is a noodle stick music development activity exploring the concept of body parts.
In and Out is a group parachute or stretchy band activity exploring the concepts of size, directions, and relationships.
You can find all these songs and more from Nancy Kopman on Spotify and iTunes. She also has a fabulous YouTube channel with videos of her music in action.
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.