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Importance of Dance in Physical Education Class
Michele RikerAudience: School Administration
Dance Statistics Why is Dance Important? Types of Dance Objective of Presentation Positives of Dance for Athletes Why students Would be Interested in Dance Dance Activies for PE Examples of Activites Full Lesson Appropriate Kinesthetic Learners Supporters of Dance AAHPERD
Only 6,000 schools offer Dance as Part
of the Curriculum
About 665 postsecondary schools offer
dance as a major or minor
In 2006, about 40,000 jobs were held
by dancers or choreographers
Why Is Dance Important?
Physical Fitness Rhythm Coordination Social Muscle Memory Culture
Most Popular Types of Dance
rhythmic skills into
Positives of Dance for Athletes
Dance can help with:
› Agility› Flexibility
› Coordination› Muscle Tones
Is Dance a Sport?
hat are the advantages?
Why students would be interested in Dance?
Most Likely Social
Dance Related Activities for Physical Education
Subject Matter Dances (Muscle
Social/Cultural DanceGiving the students a sense of culture
EXAMPLE: The HAKA-
(Rugby Dance Of New Zealand)Used to scare the apposing team
ZUMBAa fusion of Latin and International music, accompanied by strategic dance
moves that creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system
Benefits of ZUMBA:
› Enjoyable & Fun
› Relieves Stress
› Tones Muscles
› Calorie Burn
› Social Activity
ZUMBA: SPARK AN INTEREST?
Take a Look at this Zumba Class
Rhythmic Practice DancesDances used to improve students coordination and rhythm in exciting ways
EXAMPLE: Samoan Floor Dance
Cultural Dance that the Samoans use as a form of entertainment. Dealing with rhythm, coordination, and muscle memory
Subject Matter DancesUsing Dance in order to reinforce subject matter learning
Example- Bone Dance (Hannah Montana)
Teaching students the bones through a dance in order to improve the amount of information that is learned.
How Could Dance be a Full Lesson?
Series of Progression
Relating to Kinesthetic Learners
What Teaching Strategies Would be Relevant?
Signs of the Kinesthetic Learners
•Dance Incorporates all aspects of learning
•Relates to a variety of different learners for maximum information absorption
SUPPORTERS OF DANCE
Philly Dance Festival
AAHPERD For DanceProving that Dance is a Sport!
AAHPERD : Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
National Dance Association of AAHPERD
› Advocacy and Promotion for Dance Incorporation in PE
Graduating in Dance:Graduating Class of
YOU ARE NOW A DANCE EXPERT!
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