Dancing With Props
Balls, Sticks, and Hoops

Background: In this dance the students create dances that integrate props with locomotor and nonlocomotor movements.Creativity and collaboration are emphasized.

Grade Level: 3-8

Equipment
: Playground or Basketballs, Plastic wands or Plastic hockey sticks, Hoops,


The class is divided into six groups and each group is assigned a prop.  Each group will explore different movements with the props and create a dance.

Formation: Students are in small groups of 3-6 and use space designated for their assigned prop.

Movements: Students use locomotor and nonlocomotor movements while using a prop.

Description:

Students are organized into small groups and each group is assigned a prop station.  Each group will explore different movements with the props and create a dance. Students are asked to: