Description

Scroll down for an overview of included activities!

These activities promote physical activity, develop physical literacy, movement competencies and the 3 living skills (personal skills, interpersonal skills, critical and creative thinking skills). There is no real choreography! Each activity is set to a different music style, using a wide variety of fundamental movement skills, and gross motor skills (BODY), creative problem solving and decision making (BRAIN), personal expression and healthy peer interactions (BEING). 

Activities can be one offs, or you can do a few in a row for warm ups, cool downs, or how ever you see fit! It's totally up to you! Either use the videos provided and participate with your students, or become the facilitator yourself using the PDFs, Videos and Music to help you! 

(Body and Brain and Being Cues are also inline with Dance Curriculum expectations).


Ages: Many of the activities are suitable for all ages. We specify ones that are more appropriate for certain age groups.


"The Activities are set up to permit maximum repetition of movement in an ever changing environment with almost no time pressure or peer pressure - optimal conditions for the brain to learn how to orchestrate movement" - Dr Dean Kriellaars, Ph.D CEP


This resource is available as part of the HPE/DPA EDGEucation Package -  CLICK HERE to Return to the Health & Physical EDGEucation Purchase Page!



What's Inside...

  • 1

    Instructions for Teachers

    • Welcome Educators!

  • 2

    Celebration of Drums (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Stomping, Jumping, Turning, Arm Conditioning/isolation, Stress Release, Creativity Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Dance Curriculum Lesson "My Community"

  • 3

    Bhangra Bash (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Body Awareness, Isolations, Spatial Awareness, Jumping, Turning, Creativity, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Dance Curriculum Lesson "The Groove-Mobile"

  • 4

    Zombie Land (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Rolling, Slow Movements, Body Awareness, Effort Awarenss, Imagination, Creativity, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 5

    Day BREAKER (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Crawling, Balancing, Turning, Twisting, Strength, Problem Solving, Team Work

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Fraction in Action"

  • 6

    Swan Lake (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Jumping, Turning, Balancing, Creative Expression, Healthy Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • VIdeo

    • Song

  • 7

    Crouching Tiger Moving Dragon (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Balancing, Stretching, Controlled Movements, Fous, Mindfulness, Self Awareness

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Tai-Chiometry"

  • 8

    iRobot (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Core Strength, Body, Spatial and Effort Awareness, Creative/Personal Expression, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Breaking up is Hard to Do"

  • 9

    We Will Rock It (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Body Bases, Body, Spatial and Effort Awareness, Core Strength, Creativity, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Dance Curriculum Lesson "Rock Band Jigsaw"

  • 10

    The Wild West (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Galloping, Turning, Throwing Action, Spatial Awareness, Interactions, Imagination

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "6 Degrees of Separation"

  • 11

    Got Funk! (all ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Arms, Runs, Agility, Cardio, Body and Spatial Awareness, Creative Expression, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 12

    A Space Odyssey (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Balance, Control, Body, Spatial and Effort Awareness, Mindfulness, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Dance Curriculum Lesson "Out of Orbit"

  • 13

    Hang Ten (All ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Jumping, Turning, Arm Isolations, Spatial Awareness, Creativity, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 14

    Shake It (All Ages)

    • Skills and Concepts: Hopping, Spatial Awareness, Isolations, Body Awareness, Creative/Personal Expression, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Shape, Rattle n' Roll"

  • 15

    School of Rock (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

    • Skills and Concepts: Jumping, Spinning, Body Bases, Arm Isolation, Peer interaction, Creativity

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 16

    Two to Tango (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

    • Skills and Concepts: Effort Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Locomotor and Non Locomotor, Imagination, Reaching

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 17

    Night at the Museum (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

    • Skills and Concepts: Body Awareness, Spatial Awareness, Effort Awareness, Locomotor/Non Locomotor Movement, Balance, Personal Expressions, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Night at the Museum"

  • 18

    My First Marching Band (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

    • Skills and Concepts: Marching, Arm Isolation, Spatial Awareness, Imagination, Social Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 19

    Send in the Clowns (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Skills and Concepts: Walking, Arm and Leg Isolation, Relationship Awareness, Creativity and Imagination

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 20

    On Safari (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

    • Skills and Concepts: Stomping, Hopping, Running, Dodging, Effort Awareness, Locomotor/Non Locomotor, Personal Expression, Creativity, Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 21

    Pac Man (Grade 3+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Strength, Body, Spatial and Effort Awareness, Dodging, Balancing, Creativity, Expression, Inteaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Numeracy Activity "Pac Man" and Literacy Activity "Black Crayon"

  • 22

    Forever Tango (Grade 3+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Body, Effort and Spatial Awareness, Stretching, Creativity, Personal Expression, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

    • Note: Also the Introduction for Dance Curriculum Lesson "The ArithmeTANGO"

  • 23

    Disco Fever (Grade 3+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Cardio, Skipping, Arm Isolation, Spatial Awareness, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 24

    Time for a Jig (Grade 3+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Cardio, Jumping, Foot Isolation, Coordination, Skipping, Social Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 25

    Take That (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Arm and Leg Conditioning, Punching, Kicking, Body Awareness, Endurance, Personal Expression, Stress Release

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 26

    Boot Camp (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Core Strength, Arm Strength, Marching, Body and Spatial Awareness

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 27

    007 (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Crawling, Balancing, Turning, Twisting, Strength, Problem Solving, Team Work

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 28

    Thigh Master (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Leg strength and Conditioning, Endurance, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 29

    All the Right Moves (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Cardio, Lower Body Strength, Speed, Agility, Dodging, Endurance, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 30

    Harlem GROOVEtrotters (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Dribbling, Tossing, Catching, Timing/Rhythms, Hand-Eye Coordination, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video Tutorial

    • Song

  • 31

    Bundle Up - Winter Sports! (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Cardio, Jumping, Plyometrics, Creativity, Interactions

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 32

    Life's a Lake (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Core Strength, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song

  • 33

    Lean on Me (Grade 4+)

    • Skills and Concepts: Balancing, Core Strength, Peer Interaction

    • Activity PDF

    • Video

    • Song