Songs for Dancing Extensions: Popcorn & Melted Butter

Working with the instrumental-only version of P & MB with 4/5 year olds, the concept was Energy (smooth, sharp, shaky, swinging) and the structure was:

1) Galloping  4 cts  through general space/in place- sway smoothly 3 cts. /REPEAT  sequence 3 times – melt smoothly and pop sharply with music// Listen for quick instructions for next thing
2) Sliding with a swing of the arms 4 cts through general space/  sharp arm and body movement 3 cts in place/ REPEAT  sequence 3 times – melt smoothly and pop sharply with music// Listen for quick instructions for next thing
3) Hopping 4 cts through general space/ float smoothly in place/ REPEAT  sequence 3 times – melt smoothly and pop sharply with music//

Practice without music first.  All move in scattered space. Remember to use soft focus (good potatoes – “eyes everywhere, no mouth”).  Practice one phrase a couple of times.  Layer on.

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October 22, 2012. Tags: , , . Kate Kuper on Teaching Creative Dance, What to do with.....

One Comment

  1. Kerry replied:

    Great ideas! I want to start using the instrumental tracks as well. Thanks!

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