It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Here are a some activities to bring festive fun into your classes. Enjoy!
Winter Movement Cards
Download these fun-themed movement cards for FREE! You can laminate to make them last for years to come. These are great to include in your obstacle courses, lay them around the room for open exploration (great for parent/tot classes), or send them to your dance families so they can continue the dance fun at home!
For older dancers, make it a fun choreography game! Divide your class into small groups. Have dancers randomly draw cards and place in an order. Dancers work together to create a short choreographic phrase they can share with the class.
I’ve put together some of my favorite winter action dances here. These are great for ages 2-6.
If you approach your classes conceptually, here is a list of the songs and the concepts they explore. There are also some freeze dances on the playlist you can include in your winter lessons.
North Pole Party Freeze Dance- PLACE
Walk and Freeze- PLACE, ENERGY
Shake Them Santa Claus Bones- BODY PARTS
The Christmas Action Song-PLACE
The Winter Hokey Pokey- BODY PARTS, RELATIONSHIPS
Jingle Bell Opposites-DIRECTIONS, LEVEL, SPEED
Reindeer Pokey- BODY PARTS, RELATIONSHIPS
Snowflakes, Snowflakes- LEVEL, DIRECTIONS
Did You Ever See a Penguin?- DIRECTIONS, PATHWAYS
Ring Those Bells- PLACE
Jingle Jingle Little Bell-SPEED, LEVEL
Moving Story-PLACE, LEVEL
The Reindeer Dance-DIRECTIONS
Santa Shuffle-DIRECTIONS, LEVEL
Xmas Hop- DIRECTIONS, BODY PARTS
Swirl and Twirl: Step #1 of The Snowflake Dance- PLACE
Swirl, Twirl, Melt and Pop Up: Step #2 of The Snowflake Dance- PLACE, ENERGY
Happy winter exploring!