A Lesson on Size and Level for 4 and 5 year olds

The second lesson I teach in my fall semester is size and level.  These two concepts pair up nicely. As you’ll see in the lesson plan, we often think that ‘high’ means ‘big’  and ‘low’ means ‘small.’  Actually, near or far reach from the core or center of our bodies indicates size. Level is distance up or down. (Read my blog post on the elements of dance for more on this subject).

In this lesson, I cite a selection of music from one of Eric Chappelle’s CDs, which you can now download as an individual track from CD Baby.

I also mention the Australian group, Shenanigans.  They are a really fun ensemble, with lively, energetic music for creating a joyful atmosphere.  You can get their CDs through West Music or download an album from itunes. Lately, I’ve been enjoying their CD called Bush Dances of New Holland Vol 2 as pre-class music.

2 Size and Level for 4-5


September 8, 2013. Creative Dance Lesson Plans, Favorite Music, Kate Kuper on Teaching Creative Dance, Working with Kate's Material.

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