Head Start

Below you will find links to different resources to use in your classroom.  In the YouTube section, you will find videos to help guide you in using the materials included in your teacher kit, as well as other videos to use with your class.  There are links to the lesson plans that are used in both music and dance classes at FSPA.  There are also links to movement videos that can be used with your whole class as a movement break.  Finally, you will find links to music websites for kids to play on if they have access to technology. 

Recommended Websites and Videos

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

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

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

https://muve.org/school-muve/  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.

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