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If unsure, ask the child

If you’re not sure how to modify a dance movement for a child ask the child for the best way for him/her to be successful. All children have their own unique strengths and abilities. Focus on what they can do, not what they can’t....

Use visual instructions

Display a list of class activities on the wall or an easel. This helps students understand what they will be doing first, second, third, and so on. Include words and/or pictures that show the activity sequence. Use pictures to teach basic dance elements: body positions, and...

Change the activity, not the child

If a child is struggling with an activity don’t attribute the problem to the child, instead attribute it to the strategy. E.g. ‘You seem to have difficulty doing this movement. Let’s slow the action down and try it together’....