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Purpose of Activity:Students will be able to follow eight count sequences cued with: step touch, sticky pump, drop step, reverse, jump around, and heel taps for a total of 32 counts.
Prerequisites:Step touch and heel taps
Suggested Grade Level:6-8
Recommended music:A Girl Like Me by Rihanna
Beginning dance formation:Line
Dance source:Adapted this dance from a dance learned at the New Jersey Lake Conference
Description of Idea
Cts 1-8 STEP TOUCH R,L,R,L (4 x’s) (Begin when the artist
says, "I’m obsessive")
(Step touch: step on a diagonal with R
touch L and clap; step on a diagonal with L
touch R and clap and repeat both sides).
Cts. 9-16 "STICKY PUMP" step forward
(each step equals 2 counts, step and hold like
your foot is stuck to the floor)
Step forward R-hold-step forward L-hold-step forward R-hold-step forward L-
Cts. 17-18 DROP STEP: L foot should be in front, step
back with L with a ¼ at same time
(end up facing left wall)
Cts. 19-20 REVERSE PIVOT-Step back with R making a
180 degree turn, pivoting on the L foot (end
up facing right wall)
Cts. 21-24 JUMP TURN in a circle to right 4 x’s. It does not
really matter which direction the students
jump. They should just end up facing front on
Cts. 25-32 HEEL TAPS (step R, tap L heel forward,
step L, tap R heel forward and repeat
Repeat entire sequence throughout the song.
CTs. 21-24 JUMP TURN in a circle to right 3 x’s and
end up facing side wall. Wait one count and
finish dance. On each jump section you will
end up turning 1/4 to a different wall.
Cts. 25-32 Instead of HEEL TAPS
a. Freestlye for 8
b. With feet stationary, rotate R knee to R then
L; roll R shoulder, then L shoulder (2
cts each movement)
During cts 25-32 have students choreograph their own dance step for the 8 counts.
Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:
Providing manipulative(s) to help any child enjoy the music and move freely. Examples include ribbon sticks, small musical shakers and scarves.
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