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Name of Activity:
Monster Mash Dance
Purpose of Activity:To help students get moving at the beginning of class .
Prerequisites:Understanding of self-space
Suggested Grade Level:K-5
Recommended music:Monster Mash by Sha Na Na
Beginning dance formation:Scattered formation in Personal Space
Description of Idea
This lesson idea includes four exercises, two of which are illustrated below (everyone is familiar with the other two - shoulder rolls and arm circles). The cues below help to see where the exercises fit in well with the music. (I used this during the month of October!).
Shoulder rolls Start of song
Jump Twist "He did the mash"
Arm Circles "The Zombees"
Alternate Lís "The Sea was rocking"
Jump Twist "They played the mash"
Arm Circles "Out from his coffin"
Jump Twist "Itís now the mash"
Alternate Lís "Now everythingís cool"