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I am designing an intro to performing arts class for 7th and 8th graders. Does anyone have any advice for me or would be willing to share your experience teaching acting/singing/dance to middle schoolers? Thanks!

Jul 30, 2014 9:10pm

  • Arts
  • 7
  • Engagement / Planning


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    • Jul 31, 2014 6:08pm

      Hi, I teach dance and it is helpful to connect my dance curriculum to lessons/concepts the students are learning in other classes (arts-integration).
      If you are really looking towards the performance aspect of singing/dance/theatre, just getting comfortable with stage directions/parts of the theatre/theatre games/improvisation activities/group work will be good for that level!

      • Jan 19, 2015 5:29pm

        Giving them some choice and/or agency in picking styles to study can be a great way to build engagement.