1. Body Vox, Dance

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting: Art Beat at School

Discover Body Vox, a modern dance troupe from Portland, OR, that relies on collaboration and improvisation to devise their dance pieces.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Dance.

Resource Type: Video

2. Country Fair Vaudevillians, Theater Performers

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting: Art Beat at School

Observe the process of creating a new vaudevillian performance for the Oregon Country Fair. Watch vaudevillian performances, parades and rehearsals.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Dance. Drama/Dramatics. Visual Arts.

Resource Type: Video

3. Dance: Be an Art Critic - A Closer Look: Suspended Falls

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Learn how to take a closer look at a dance by examining the movement of Suspended Falls, an interpretive dance designed to emulate a waterfall. Explore the principles of dance seen in this video, including space, body, time, dynamics and relationship.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

4. Dance: Meet an Artist - Cathy Weis

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Learn how this Guggenheim fellow's work centers around a choreographic process that integrates dance with sound, design and technology. See how she views living with Multiple Sclerosis as an impetus for creating new work.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: Social Studies, The Arts

Topics: Careers. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

5. Dance: Meet an Artist - Christian von Howard

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Meet this international performer, teacher and choreographer who is also the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Learn about his athletic work style, his classical training and his choreography.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: Social Studies, The Arts

Topics: Careers. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

6. Dance: Meet an Artist - Martha Brim

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Meet Martha Brim, professor of dance and artistic director of The Power Company, a dance troupe that performs Suspended Falls. Watch as her dance company creates a dance and listen to advice she gives to students.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: Social Studies, The Arts

Topics: Careers. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

7. Dance: One Minute Dance Lesson

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Take a quick, one-minute tour through the history of dance, and learn about some famous choreographers throughout history. Explore the genres of this art form that combines movement and rhythm in a pattern of steps to fit the beat of the music.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Art History. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

8. Dance: Watch a Performance - Danza del Venado

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Watch this traditional folk dance, the "Deer Dance" from the Yaqui Indians of northern Mexico. See how the dance tells a story and is used to give thanks for the deer, an important part of the Yaqui culture.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

9. Dance: Watch a Performance - Georgian Dancers

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Watch a performance from Dance of the Warriers. See how these male dancers from Georgia - a former Soviet Republic - dance on their toes without using toe shoes, the only dancers in the world who do so.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Creative Thinking. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

10. Dance: Watch a Performance - Peg Leg Bates

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Watch a performance by this African-American man who learned to tap dance at the age of five with only one leg. See how he uses balance as an important element in his art.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Dance.

Resource Type: Video

11. Dance: Watch a Performance - Suspended Falls

Source: South Carolina ETV: Artopia

Watch as these dancers celebrate a waterfall through the movement of their dance. Consider how interpretive dancers match their steps to the characteristics of the falls.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: The Arts

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Dance.

Resource Type: Video