Musical concept : Intensity Loud / Soft
Prerequisites : Have completed Module 001A – Musical Bees
Antonin Dvorak: Eight Slavonic Dances Op. 46: I. Dance No. 1 in C major, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec
Setting the scene
“Did you know that bees dance to communicate with each other? Today, we’re going to become musical bees and create a dance together.”
i.e., two clearly identifiable passages that repeat. Ask the children to suggest movements to accompany each melodic motif (see Appendix).
Choose a dance movement that the children will perform as they listen to the music.
What can be communicated through dance. Make the connection with writing and reading as a means of communication.
Listen to the entire piece.
Ask the children to create a dance for Section B of the music (individually or in teams).
Dance the complete piece together. For Section B, have the children perform the dance they’ve created, improvise or perform a dance in a circle. Play the first game in the Mazaam app’s World of Lynx (intensity).