Elements of Dance through Sports: Grades 6-12 (Digital Download)


Product Intro

Guide your students through this sporty elements of dance unit! Students learn about body, space, time, and energy by creating their own sports-inspired group choreography.

Recommended Ages

11-13, 14+

Artistic Processes

Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting

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This unit plan guides students in learning about body, space, time and energy through sports activities, and provides an engaging choreography experiences! 

This unit includes:

  • Unit Plan Map with learning objectives, connections to National Core Arts Standards, enduring understandings, essential questions, and final assessment.
  • Curriculum Calendar with a breakdown of the topic, learning objectives, and formative assessments for each class.
  • Individual 11-day Lesson Plans 
  • Powerpoint with 44 slides
  • 4 worksheets for students to use during their creative process
  • An answer key
  • Final Choreography Project Worksheet
  • Grading rubric for the teacher

Here's what other dance teachers have said:


Sector: Middle School

Age Group: 11-14

How they used this product:
Had students research one sport that was familiar and one that was unfamiliar to compare the movements involved in each

I just wanted to write you to let you know that the Dance in Sports unit I purchased from you turned out to be one of the best units I've done with my students. Everyone was so engaged throughout the study of movement and devising their dances based on what they found. I did add a few things, like having students bring images of sports they were researching to use as inspiration for a movement study. I also had them research a sport that was familiar and also one that was unfamiliar so that they could see similarities and learn about a new sports. I used the Olympic games official website to help give them ideas for sports they may not have heard of or seen before. My students were so inspired by this unit that they ended up devising some of the most creative dances I've seen. One group actually performed theirs in the pool! Another group had me order 4m long ribbons to use in their dance because they were inspired by gymnastics. It was great to see their creativity develop and I was really inspired by the success I had with this unit.

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