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Activity Demos | Embodied Learnings

  • Hoop Play

    Hula hoops provide hours of inquiry-based learning through critical questioning and experimenting. These one-dimensional circular props can be used...
  • Identifying and Managing Emotions

    Social-emotional learning skills are critical for students to succeed in all aspects of school life, and to grow into well-rounded and positive-min...
  • Agadoo

    The song “Agadoo” was released in 1984 by the British band Black Lace. It was created as a humorous and silly pop song that became very popular in ...
  • Dancing Affirmations

    Affirmations are positive statements that students can create to speak to their individual strengths such as “I am creative” or “I am caring.” Whe...
  • Dance Props

    Students can explore different ways of moving with the support of dance props. In this video teachers will be introduced to three inexpensive ...
  • Action Songs for Brain Breaks

    Young children have a very short attention span and tend to lose focus on learning within ten to twenty minutes of a lesson. One of the easiest wa...
  • Moving AB Pattern

    An AB pattern has two repeating parts. This is a simple pattern that can be found in math, music, and even movement! In this activity demo you wil...
  • Poetry in Motion

    Imagine bringing dance into the language arts curriculum where students use their whole body to understand text and demonstrate their learning. Li...
  • Cupid Shuffle

    In 2007, the artist Cupid released his studio album “Time for a Change,” which featured the song “Cupid Shuffle.” The song took on a life of its o...
  • Instrument Use for Movement

    Instruments have many uses in the dance classroom. For example, they can be used as a classroom management tool, to provide beat and rhythm fo...
  • Follow the Leader

    The song “Follow the Leader” was released by The Soca Boys in 1998. The music video highlights concert attendees dancing and moving to the lyrics ...
  • Scarf Play

    Scarves provide endless possibilities for fun! They also work as a bridge for students to gain greater comfort in their bodies, and confidence...