Music and Movement for Young Learners

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. 

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:

Recommended Websites and Videos

Laban movement: lesson plan for the classroom:

Classics for Kids: wonderful interactive website for printables, movement ideas, and recordings: 

NY Philharmonic for Kids: interactive website for kids to play on the computer:   

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:

Brain Dance Warm-up with Rhythm Sticks:

Brain Dance Introduction:

Fit Hop Brain Dance:

More complex Brain Dance:

Dance is Good for the Brain:

Violin Brain Dance Music:

Spontaneous Dance Break – 4 count dance pattern:

Spontaneous Dance Party – Body Part Slide follow along:

Spontaneous Dance Break – Circle Dance: