Is your back-to-dance season in full swing? Or is it just about to begin?
If updating your classroom tools is on your list, then you have come to the right place!
The teacher freebie I have for you today is like that famous quote, "a picture speaks a thousand words" -- but in this case, a picture can save you a thousand extra words and help you reach different kinds of learners!
Ways to Use the Dance Directions Cue Cards
Stop/Go Traveling Game
Have your dancers practice a traveling step across the floor. Just like the game Red Light Green Light, hold up the STOP sign and say "stop" when they should balance in place, and flip to the green GO sign and say "go" when they should move!
Print out extra Stop and Go signs to set up a traveling pathway on your floor. The dancers can start the step or combo at the green GO sign, travel all the way to STOP, and balance for 8 counts before starting again!
Or just use the Stop and Go Cue Card, to help let your dancers know when it is their turn to travel across the floor!
Shhh Emoji/Boombox -- Loud & Quiet Game
These cue cards are perfect for tap class! You can use them with your young dancers as they experiment with making any tap step loud or quiet. When they see the Quiet Emoji, they should make their taps as quiet as possible; when they see you hold up the loud boombox, they should turn up the volume of their taps!
For your older tap dancers, hold up the cue cards to help cue them as to when to use shading and dynamics in their tap choreography.
Popsicle Freeze/Disco Ball Dance -- Classic Freeze Dance
These two cue cards can be used during a classic game of freeze dance! The best part is that for your visual learners, when they see the picture change, it will help them remember to freeze or dance, along with the music. Freeze for the POPSICLE and dance on the DISCO BALL!
Kids can be chatty.....and tapping feet can be loud! The Shhhhh sign will be your go-to this season to kindly remind your dancers that you are waiting for them to stay quiet, to be able to hear your next directions.
Here's to a wonderful new dance season!