Musical Theatre  

Learning Guide 5

  • Students will discuss and demonstrate basic dance terms 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 5 

Key Vocabulary 

 

  •  Balance - rock or to swing 
  • Charlestone - a vigorous, rhythmic ballroom dance popular in the 1920's
  • Chasse - to chase
  • Demi - half 
  • Fan Kick - a kick in which the working leg makes a sweeping arc in front of the body 
  • kick ball change - 
  • paddle turn - several small pivot turns that take one 360 degrees 

 

Questions

  • How are different dance styles used in Musical Theatre? 
  • How can you properly turn? 
  • Students will demonstrate and understand different dance styles. 

Dance 

  • Students will discuss and demonstrate basic dance terms 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 5

Questions

  • Why is it important to warm up our bodies?
  • What are basic dance steps?

kick ball change 

  • Students will demonstrate and understand arm and foot positions

Dance cont. 

paddle turn  

Learning Targets

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and produce a proper beat verses rhythem.
  • Students will be able to identify the parts of music

Questions

  • How do we read music?
  • What are the note values 

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 5

Music Reading

Questions

  • How can we contain a chearacter throughout the dance?
  • What is a Musical

Musical Theatre 

Learning Guide 5 

Learning Targets

  • Students will be able to identify different musicals on and off BROADWAY.

Drama