Music and Dance for Early Learners - Resources

Because sessions were canceled due to the pandemic, Julia Felton and Chelsea Worden have created the following videos for classrooms and individual children to enjoy:

Dance Lessons

Week 1: Levels (High and Low)

Week 2: Pathways (Straight, curvy, zig zag)

Week 3: Speed/Tempo (Fast and Slow)

Week 4: Balance

Week 5: Size (Big and small)

Music Lessons

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Week 4:

Week 5:

Laban movement: lesson plan for the classroom: https://www.childdrama.com/emotionwalk.html

Classics for Kids: wonderful interactive website for printables, movement ideas, and recordings: https://www.classicsforkids.com/ 

NY Philharmonic for Kids: interactive website for kids to play on the computer: http://www.nyphilkids.org/   

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to access lessons and videos.  Lessons topics include: body parts, emotions, 4 count beat, partnering, leadership, and more:https://muve.org/school-muve/ 

Brain Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH2xNx2t6Xw

Brain Dance Warm-up with Rhythm Sticks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSGcWs5iSj8

Brain Dance Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maNqp3g2H18&t=30s

Fit Hop Brain Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-s-muS_uJs

More complex Brain Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_wx1wV5Wo

Dance is Good for the Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYQ8QtonSKQ

Violin Brain Dance Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDdhGiIFG6I

Spontaneous Dance Break – 4 count dance pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRcJqEnI6Mg

Spontaneous Dance Party – Body Part Slide follow along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4athVfHtb

Spontaneous Dance Break – Circle Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gs-H_lzSAY