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Lesson Plans

In this lesson, students enact through dance their interpretation of individual words spoken out loud.

In this lesson designed for kindergarteners, students experience the alphabet through movement.

Students will take inspiration from the choreographer Charles Moulton and his community based ball passing choreography. Students will learn basic ball passing movements and rhythms and create their own way of ball passing with their friends.

Join Lauren for a beginner-intermediate level modern class. In this lesson we'll explore the fundamentals of modern dance including swing, breath, and rebound.

Students will explore shapes and pathways to create movement inspired by different birds at that inhabit the Great Salt Lake.

This creative movement lesson using syllables is a great ice breaker for the beginning of the year or semester, a time when students are getting to know one another and the teacher is getting to know students’ names as well.

This lesson plan uses creative movement to introduce students to different types of clouds and different types of precipitation.

Students will explore the different steps and movements that make up common social dance line dances. They will then take some of these ideas and create their own unique line dance by manipulating these movements and using choreographic principles.

In this lesson plan for elementary grade levels 1-3 students learn about weather energy patterns through body movement.

In this lesson plan designed for grade levels K-2, students explore size and space relationships of objects through motion.

This lesson plan relates to the Gestures Dance in Fin Amour. Expand your movement vocabulary by abstracting literal "pedestrian" actions.

Join Lauren for part one of a Dance 1 modern class. This lesson explores the fundamentals of dance including time, space, energy, and lines in space.

Join Lauren for part two of her Dance 1 Modern class. This class builds upon principles from part one and challenges the students by adding new elements.

Students will explore the desert habitat and animals that live there through poetry, describing words, actions and movement.

Moving through space, using different tempos and locomotor movements and levels. This lesson plan relates to the Feet Dance in Fin Amour.

This lesson plan will explore various ways of walking in different directions on different levels, inspired by Fin Amour Walking Dance.

Using creativity to design and explore three simple frozen shapes.

In this lesson designed for elementary grades 4-6, students explore dance elements by learning about math fractions.

Students will use rhythm to explore different fractions with movement and within the space.

In this lesson designed for kindergarteners, students explore geometric shapes and how their bodies move through motion activity.

Students will explore energy qualities and relationships within a group using inspiration from organisms in the Great Salt Lake food chain.

This Lesson Plan came from the work the company did with choreographer Kaley Pruitt on a work called HOLD. It is based on the idea of abstracting different words and their meaning into movement. The dancers went through this lesson plan as they created movement for the piece under the direction of the choreographer.

Join Lauren for an intermediate-advanced level modern technique class. In this lesson we'll explore body connectivity and transitions in and out of the floor.

This lesson plan relates to the Leaping and Running Dances from Fin Amour.

In this lesson explore the structure of an essay through movement. Students will develop their own movement theme, create introduction and conclusion paragraphs, as well as form the body of their essay. This lesson involves collaboration between students.

In this lesson designed for elementary grades 4-6, students explore shapes and positive and negative space through movement.

In this lesson plan designed for fourth graders, students learn about parts of a sentence through movement exercises.

Students will explore the concepts of positive and negative space in the moving space and what that means in the body.

In this lesson plan, students will explore rhythm, using shape and 3 types of lines (straight, curved and angles).  Students will work together in groups and use their counting skills while moving.

This is a short lesson plan using the lifecycle of a seed to explore body part movements, levels and time.

This lesson plan relates to the Shape Dance from Fin Amour.

In this lesson plan, students will explore how 6 types of simple machines move.

This class will focus on introducing the elements of dance (time, space and energy) to Kindergarten Students. Students will move in many different ways exploring the space around them and different ways their bodies move.

Dancers explore different ways of dancing in and with the space through exercises in the center and across the floor

Explore and experience how describing words can change how a movement can look and feel.

Using Tempo, Students will explore space and time. This lesson relates to the Walking Dance in Fin Amour.

Students will explore the life cycle of Wilson's Phalarope, a bird that lives at the Great Salt Lake.

What People are Saying

The diversity of the dancers really spoke to my students! It was great to see boys and girls dancing, and different races. The high level of engagement was so refreshing and got students excited about thecontent.
This activity was valuable because it helped students make connections between dance, rhythm, healthy lifestyles, and expression. The students were impressed by the talent of the dancers and it was motivating to them.
Opportunities for art and expression are so limited at school but so essential and valuable for all students, especially those who struggle to learn through traditional methods. My Kindergarteners have been dancing since you left!
This was so engaging. I looked around the auditorium and every student was watching. Not one person was talking or distracted
This activity is valuable to teachers and students because it gives them a creative outlet. We need movement in the classroom to engage, energize and deepen student learning.
I got great ideas on how to incorporate movement into math and science lessons.
I loved how you made movement and exercise relatable to the students. The dancers were full of energy and there was very little down time so students stayed engaged.
Our children were captivated by the performance. They listened to you and they were learning without knowing. They usually giggle when bodies are shown and talked about. But the way you presented it was so tastefully done, they now do poses and movement around the room and outside. You brokesome barriers and they took that permission and literally ran with it!