Dance Collage

Suggested Grades

Any

Objective

Students will examine, appreciate, and learn about the different reasons for dancing.

Materials

  • magazines that include pictures of people dancing in a variety of circumstances
  • large paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Method

  • Ask students to flip through the magazines and cut out pictures of people dancing.
  • When finished, then ask students to glue the pictures on a large piece of paper. For older students, you may want to encourage them to organize the pictures into groups based on the different situations or reasons for dance that are presented in the pictures (wedding, make yourself happy, exercise, meet people, to provide entertainment, cultural significance…).
  • Display the collages and have a class discussion on the many different reasons people dance.