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Shoe Dance

Purpose: To develop rhythm, listening skills, and memorization To learn a dance in a non-threatening way.

Equipment: Tape player and music

Number of students/Formation: Entire class in scattered formation

Description: Students remove shoes or have an extra pair of socks which they lace on their hands. While sitting on the floor, students perform the following sequence of movements:

Right hand forward (4 times)
Left hand forward (4 times)
Ric,ht hand back (4 times)
Left hand back (4 times)
Ri alit hand up in the air (4 times)
Left hand up in the air (4 times)
Right hand up in the air (2 times)
Left hand up in the air (2 times)
Right hand up in the air (1 time)
Left hand up in the air (1 time)
Click hands (heels) together twice

Sequence is repeated until music is finished. After completing this part, students put their shoes back on or remove the socks from their hands and transfer the hand movements to their feet. Typically, students have an easy time transferring the movements from their hands to their feet.


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