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Int-Adv Modern

  • Lesson Plan Creator: Laren Curley
  • Grades: Highschool
  • Subjects: P.E.
  • Part of Class: Warm Ups, Across the Floor, Feet, Center Combination
  • National/State Fine Arts Standards: Create, Perform/Present, Connect/Analyze
  • Genres: Modern
  • Tags: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Skills Addressed: Contrasting energy work with verbs and adverbs

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.

Learning Objectives/Goals

Maintain kinesthetic awareness of the body throughout exercises so that the dancer is consciously aware of their alignment adapting to their movement. 

Extension to the Lesson

Add an improvisation element based off of the given combinations and task students with exploring the same concepts from their own movement approach.

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