Instructional Dance Videos

The Instructional Dance Videos are free resources that help to make the dance component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum, 2015 fun and easy to teach for elementary and secondary teachers.

This comprehensive teaching tool shows model classrooms with real-life teachers illustrating effective strategies for teaching dance.

Please note: The Instructional Dance Videos align with content from the 2015 Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education and the 2015 Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12: Health and Physical Education.

For Dance resources that support the delivery of the compulsory Dance expectations in the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: The Arts, 2009 (revised), the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: The Arts, 2010 (revised) and the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: The Arts, 2010 (revised), visit the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators.

Dance is an important component of the elementary and secondary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. Dance allows students to develop their physical literacy by exploring developmentally appropriate movement skills, concepts, and principles. Participating in dance also provides the opportunity to develop, improve and maintain physical fitness outside game and sport activities – with the added bonus of letting students (and teachers) show their creative side!

The Instructional Dance Videos includes the following materials:

  • 3 elementary model classroom videos
  • 2 secondary model classroom videos
  • Downloadable Elementary dance lesson plans (warm up, minds on, action, consolidation and cool down)
  • Downloadable Secondary dance lessons plans (warm up, minds on, action, consolidation and cool down)
  • Teacher assessment tools
  • Teaching tips

Download the lesson plans, watch the classroom demonstrations and get ready to dance!

The videos are also available in French as Vidéos didactiques de danse.