Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dancing Mustangs - You've got Rhythm!

We just completed our second rhythms unit.  Our first rhythms unit consisted of rope jumping skills. This rhythms unit included activities and skills related to dance.  I don't think I need to tell you that dancing is great exercise!  During this unit the students explore the fundamental even and uneven rhythms; creative rhythmic movement sequences; interact in movement songs, folk, novelty, and pop songs.  Children explored the various rhythms in personal and general space and react to tempo changes.  Many dances involved working with a partner and also as an entire group connected to one another (the grand march and the bunny hop).  It was fun to see the students perform the "Limbo".  Many students are quite flexible and courageous!  How LOW can you go?  I hope the boys and girls came home excited to tell you some of the dances that YOU have done also! 

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