PS 20 Dance Integration

2016

At PS 20, teaching artist Michelle Seabreeze has been working with 3rd grade students and teachers to bring dance into social studies. In their geography unit, students choreographed dances using the compass rose, the map key, continents and oceans. Each of the 4 classes has built a dance they’ll be sharing next week at the Dixon Place Theater for classmates and parents.

Here students play a vocabulary game.

Here students make fans for their fan dance from South Korea, which is a country in Asia.

Students practice ballet, which they learned came from the courts of France 500 years ago in the continent of Europe. One student made a great connection; this was the same time Columbus came to North America, another continent on our list!

A class practices their dance about the continents.