Using dance to teach Geography opens up a new way of learning for students. There are many different way in which we can do this:
We can teach abstract themes such as clouds, wind and rain. These can be shown in a new light through creative movement and dance. Or we can focus on a country around the world and teach you some traditional dance.
Here are a few ideas for using dance to teach Geography:
Hills, valleys, mountains, forests, streams, lakes, pathways, ditches, cities, motorway
This would include movement based on sun, growth, light, water, plants, oxygen, earth
This would include movement based on planets and the distance between them, sun, shooting stars, moon, space travel, astronauts, rockets
Wind, rain, hail, lightening, sun, fog, pollution etc
Sand, space, camels, sun, Egypt – Pyramids and Egyptian dance or African dance
Countries of the world
This would include dances from different countries all over the world. Please see our Dance Styles page for a list of the ‘World Styles’ we can teach. One style can be taught to every class, or different countries per class.
Take a look at our blog to read more about what we can do during an International themed Geography dance day.
Get in touch and let us know your topic and we will give you some ideas of how we’ll teach it, the potabilities are endless….