Dinosaurs. 2: The time of the dinosaurs

In the second dance session children go back in time to explore the shapes and movements of dinosaurs.

2. The time of the dinosaurs

The second session of the unit focuses on the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago. Children work together to make dance sequences based around the activities of different species, such as the Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Deinonychus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Teacher's Notes
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Complete dance music sequence (refer to the Teacher's Notes for the elements of the dance included).

Lesson summary

Warm up: skipping, then turning quickly in the opposite direction.

Travelling through time: spinning and travel- ling around the space.

Follow the dinosaur trail through squelchy mud: pairs – taking wobbly steps, crouching down to search.

Meet the Ankylosaurus: move around as the Ankylosaurus.

Follow the dinosaur trail through long grass: pairs – stepping as explorers.

Charging Triceratops: pairs – moving towards each other, heads down.

The Deinonychus is coming: groups of four – hunting in a pack.

The explorers meet the Tyrannosaurus Rex: in two groups, alternate explorer and Tyrannosaurus Rex movements.

Travelling back through time: reprise of spinning and travelling movements.

Cool down: stretch and relax.

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