Professional Organizations

Utah Dance Educators Organization (UDEO)
National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO)
Shape America (SHAPE)
Dance and The Child International (daCi)

Activities, Tools, and Resources

USOE Core Curriculum Resources in Dance: Kindergarten | First | Second | Third | Fourth | Fifth | Sixth
Brain Dance Videos
Creative Dance Lesson Plans by Erika Cravath (2nd & 5th grades)
Dance Concept Poems by Anne Green Gilbert
Give Me Five - Dance safety rules
Movement Quality Words
Music for modern dance
Peter Jones’ Music
Christopher Benstead’s Music for Dance on Spotify
Folk Dance Materials - Ed Austin, BYU World Dance Dept. 801-422-3384
Aubree Weiler's Wheatley Research Project - a great collection of folk dances
Drums by Marko Johnson - 801-487-7110
Book to Boogie
Dancing Words Blog

Related Readings

  • Joyce, Mary. First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1993. ( Chris Roberts says anyone can teach dance with these step-by-step instructions.)
  • Gilbert, Anne Green. Brain Compatible Dance Education. Available through AGG Productions, Seattle, WA.
  • Gilbert, Anne Green. Creative Dance For All Ages. National Dance Association, 1992.
  • Jones, Bill T. and Kuklin, Susan. Dance. New York, NY: Hypherion Books, 1998.
  • Anne Dunkin. Dancing in Your School: A Guide for Pre-school and Elementary School Teachers. Heightstown, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 2006.

Word Wall

Dance Teaching Resources and Strategies
Dance Word Wall
Dance Elements B.(M).E.S.T