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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)


Variations:

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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Submitted by Sandy Kimbrough in Greenville, TX. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 1/22/2016.

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Lauren

Thank you so much for this dance! I had 30 kids ages 3-13 do this dance as part of our fitness unit. They LOVED it!

Mark Manross

Video is now up. So sorry for the delay.

Wendy

Video please

Tracy

Video please!!!

Barbara

Listing says there's a video but not seeing it.

shameena

please give video clip of this.