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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.