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Updated: Apr 9

Objectives: SWBAT

· WORK together to adjust choreography as it relates to Space

· IDENTIFY components of Space used to adjust choreography

· PERFORM final product by end of set rehearsals designated by teacher


Warm-Up/Pre Lesson

· Show a short video of dancers moving through space creatively and efficiently. Ask: How can space effect a piece?

· Introduce students to components of Space element

· Students study and analyze movement accompanied with singing artists

· Teach students choreography


Materials

· Music

· Choreography/movement phrases


Lesson Assignment (Middle, High School, and Collegiate)

· Break students up into groups and offer the option to have a main singer or to be a singing group

· Inform students that they have just been hired to adjust the choreography given based on the following criteria. Feel free to adjust as desired.

· Four different formations

· Must face away from the front three times

· Be clear on dancers’ focus points

· Three different levels displayed. Change choreography as needed to do so.

· Give students necessary time you feel is best that they are able to complete adjustments.

· Students showcase at the end of class/rehearsals.


Lesson Assignment (Elemenatary)

· For elementary school aged programs (2nd-5th), teacher can start class by warming up with basic movements and then streaming them together into a phrase of movement. Break up students as needed, can be as small as 2 people.

· Instruct students to do various transitions and formations. Walk through it with them so that they can identify Space components as they do it


Things to Consider

· For public, charter, or private school programs, this lesson can be completed over a few class sessions. All dependent upon the amount of choreography to be adjusted and criteria to be applied.

· For all levels, if a student doesn’t want to dance, they can be designated as lead choreographer and help keep everyone on track


Assessment (Designed for Academic dance programs)

· Can be used as final question, exit question: How does the application of Space enhance and make a piece better, more interesting, and more creative? How does space highlight "wow" moments?


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