Finally, a Kids’ Dance Game Online!

Dance Video explains \”Floor Paths\”

Artopia has an Online Dance Studio Game for Kids!  How cool!

And just in time too-I was working on floor paths with my 3rd Graders the other day-amazing that they have trouble playing “Follow the Leader” while keeping a large enough circle going (close to all the walls) so that they can see each other plainly and have room to make changes to their moves when the leader does.  Just from seeing that, I know we have some work to do so they can make patterns other than just back and forth and side to side when they dance!

I’m hoping this video helps, because I’m going to make simple “Maps” for the dancers to follow-from Point A to Point B to Point C in a week or so, (which is also a great way for the students to understand “line segments”), and then I will be showing them how to make choreography maps for themselves  the following week.  If you teach dance and try this with your kids, or show them the video, let me know how it worked out for you!

There are lots of interesting sections for your students here-one is “Meet the Artist”, where the dancers and other students can learn about choreographers, including Dan Wagoner, who I studied with when I  apprenticed at Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company in 1979 and 1980.

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