На этой страничке вы найдёте не совсем обычный материал: видео, на котором представлено обучение танцам. Какое отношение это имеет к урокам английского языка? Все дети любят танцевать. А что, если попытаться организовать динамическую паузу, во время которой учащиеся, например 6-7 классов, отложат учебники в сторону и продолжат изучать английской вместе с английским тренером по танцам? Что мы с этого будем иметь? Во-первых, необычно организованную релаксационную паузу, во-вторых, обучение аудированию. Как вам идея? 

  After school physical activity

(street games, athletics with a twist, cooperative games, jump rope, dance, spring training, multicultural, jump start your day, playground)

Dance Lesson Ideas

Recommended music: I Heard it Through the Grapevine from the "Big Chill" CD by Marvin Gaye or We All Live in a Yellow Submarine by the Beatles

Recommended music: "Proud Mary,” as performed by the cast of Glee and found on the album Glee: The Music, Vol. 2. The individual song can be downloaded from iTunes.

Recommended music: Songs 1 & 2 (Let’s Get Ready to Rumble and Get Ready 4 This) from Jock Jams CD - Volume 1

Recommended music: Michael Jackson's "Beat It" song

Recommended music: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland

Recommended music: "Axel-F" by the Bass Bumpers, a German dance music duo featuring Crazy Frog ringtone sounds. Music may be found at: http://gprime.net/video.php/bassbumpers

Recommended music: "Move It" from the movie "Madagascar"

Purpose of Activity: The student will be able to execute different locomotor skills and perform the new actions to the "YMCA", while listening to the beat of the music and the words of the song.
Recommended music: YMCA by Village People

Purpose of Activity: To learn the history of the May Day celebration and information about the flags of countries chosen. (Brazil, Germany, and Africa are included with this lesson plan.)
Recommended music: There are 200 folk dance songs on iTunes; simply type in "folk dance music” in the search box. Here are some specific suggestions for the countries listed below: Brazil – "Everyone Likes Calypso” from Children’s Folk Dances CD by Georgiana Stewart, or "Magalenha” from iTunes. Germany - Karl’s Bad Schottische from iTunes. Africa - "Miwoe Nenyo,” African songs and rhythms for children from "Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Music Collection”. This is also available from iTunes. These songs are just suggestions. Take some time to search and listen as there are many beautiful songs available. Variations of the traditional May Pole Dance can be taught to any folk music that has an easy to follow beat.

Purpose of Activity: To learn the dance often considered the national dance of Mexico. To learn words from the Spanish language and facts about the country of Mexico.
Recommended music: There are several versions of Jarabe Tapatio music available on iTunes. The dance is choreographed to the first song on the iTunes list
Purpose of Activity: To learn a dance pattern based on Irish step dance movements as well as information concerning the country of Ireland and the history of St. Patrick’s Day.
Irish music. The music can be purchased from iTunes: Morrison’s Jig by The Irish Experience.

Purpose of Activity: Students will learn five basic waltz steps, the history of the waltz, geography and climate of the countries of Germany and Austria.

Recommended music: The following are suggestions from several different genres of music: Could I Have This Dance (For the Rest of My Life) by Anne Murray; You Look So Good in Love by George Strait; You Light Up My Life by LeAnn Rimes or Whitney Houston; Piano Man by Billy Joel; Try to Remember from the Fantasticks; Edelweiss from The Sound of Music.

Purpose of Activity: Students will be able to follow eight count sequences cued with: step touch, sticky pump, drop step, reverse, jump around, and heel taps for a total of 32 counts.

Recommended music: A Girl Like Me by Rihanna

Purpose of Activity:

Students will learn an upbeat and easy to follow dance that will increase their heat rates.
Students will be able to follow eight count sequences cued with: shake, clap, jump, grapevine, jumping jacks and march for a total of 32 counts.

Recommended music: Hey Baby on Crazy Frogs CD #2, (green cover - check iTunes store) or use any song with a good, steady, easy to follow beat.

Purpose of Activity: To encourage students to enjoy dance, to learn simple dances steps, and to move to the beat of the music.
Recommended music: "5,6,7,8" by Steps. Song can be found on One Step by Steps or Sports Illustrated for Kids - Game Time.