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Name of Activity:
Geronimo Fitness Warm Up Dance
Purpose of Activity:To warm up students for more exercise or use as part of dance lesson.
Suggested Grade Level:3-5
Materials Needed:Geronimo by Sheppard music and music player.
Recommended music:Geronimo by Sheppard
Beginning dance formation:Scattered
Description of Idea
ROUTINE – GERONIMO –by Sheppard
Introduction: March in place – 16 counts
Part 1/First Verse: Twist feet in place w/ arms held shoulder height. Bend arm at elbow alternating on each twist – 16 counts
Step out w/ right foot and extend both arms out to side / come back to middle / REPEAT with left - 16 counts
Part 2/ Second Verse: Twist feet in place w/ arms held shoulder height. Bend arm at elbow alternating on each twist – 16 counts
Extend right foot backwards with arms extending backwards / repeat with left foot / Alternate – 16 counts
Part 3/Chorus: Mini jumps in place / on the “SAY”, punch right arm in air and bring down in 8 counts
Repeat with left arm on the next “SAY”. Alternate back and forth – 32 counts
Part 4/Instrumental/”FEEL”: Walk forward with arms going from down to up in front of body – 8 counts
Walk backwards with arms going from up to down – 8 counts
Part 5/”Bombs Away”: Perform a squat on “Bombs” and jump in air on “Away”. Repeat 4 times – 16 counts
Repeat Part 1 – 32 counts / Repeat Part 3/Chorus – 32 counts / Repeat Part 3 / Repeat Part 4 / Repeat Part 5
Repeat Part 1 – 32 counts / Repeat Part 2 / FREEZE IN POSITION / Repeat Part 3 / Repeat Part 4 / Repeat Part 5
Ending: Stretch to cool down
Video 1 (View video on YouTube)
Video 2 (kids performing dance--View on YouTube)
Replace jumping with modified jack.
Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:
Most movements can be done with arms only and traveling with wheelchair for students who are not ambulatory.
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