Dance Appreciation for Kids!

September 25th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 25, 2010 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
ThinkQuest: And They Kept On Dancing

Grade Range: 9-18 (younger kids and non-readers will enjoy aspects with adult guidance)

ThinkQuest is a website that archives educational projects by students for students. At this website you’ll find a terrific compilation of information, games, and activities that help kids learn to appreciate a variety of dance styles.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a hodgepodge of selections on a colorful menu that includes:

*Ballet – Learn basic ballet moves, the history of ballet, and discover some famous ballets.

*Jazz – Review basic jazz moves and concepts along with a brief history of jazz.

*Modern – Get a brief overview of the history of Modern Dance.

*Folk – Click on a map and learn about folk dances worldwide!

*Tap – Read a brief history of tap dancing.

Then, use the menu located at the top of each dance page to read the biographies of famous people from every dance genre. You can also play a game of “Dance Hangman,” test your knowledge of dance, and learn about dance in the movies.

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