Creating a Movement Sequence
Description:Adam Kirk, dynamic fitness instructor at Fayette Countys Southern Elementary, and Dr. Rayma Beal of the University of Kentuckys Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion lead a class of 2nd graders in an exploration of the dance elements of space. In the lesson, the students practice locomotor and non-locomotor movements, then work in groups to create movement sequences using these movements while varying the space components of pathway, direction, and level. The lesson is taught in a gymnasium. In the segment, Kirk also offers ideas for incorporating non-locomotor movements into general classroom activities, and Beal explains what students get out of creative movement exercises such as this one.
- Designed for viewing by teachers as a preview for teaching this or similar lessons.
- Shown with 2nd graders, but can be adapted for any grade level needing a basic exploration of space.
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