THE NEW BUNNY HOP
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Physical Education, Creative Dance
Obtain a copy of the music and instructions for the Bunny Hop **. Put students in line formation and do he Bunny Hop as instructed. Say: " Now we're going to find out other ways of dancing the Bunny Hop."
Brainstorm the following ideas;
What else could be hopping in this dance?
What other movements could be made besides hopping?
What other formation could this dance take besides a line?
Give the students 30 seconds to get into groups of five or six. Point out that the movements and steps are in groups of 4. Give the students a few minutes to work as a team to come up with a new version of the Bunny Hop. Give them enough time to practice. Encourage them to come up with something new and different.
Let the students perform their new versions for each other.
Have the students try the new dance creations.
Find other recordings that could be changed creatively.
Chicken Fat Hokey Pokey
Begin in line formation with each student placing his hands on the shoulders of the person in front. Count in fours starting with the Right Foot.
R.F. Heel, Toe, Heel, Toe
L.F. Heel, Toe, Heel, Toe
Hop Forward, Hop Backward
Hop Forward 3 Counts (Hop, Hop, Hop)
Repeat until music ends