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PMM Module #10 Standard Program: Creative Movement

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies.

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Magic Freeze Dance

by Nick Young and Jen Stillion

 

Instructions:

This is a fun variation on the classic freeze dance game. It’s a great game to get the children moving and dancing in creative ways.

Intro:

Okay friends, this is just like freeze dance, so when you hear it say, “Freeze!” make sure you freeze your body! Also, the song will tell you what to do with your body and you will turn into many things! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:

Let’s Dance! Let’s Dance! Freeze Dance!

(free style dance)

A little magic added in, because I’m Hip Hop Jen

every time you freeze, your’e gonna be

A new friend

A new friend

Now Freeze!

(have kids act like a rockstar and do whatever they want!)

Turn into a Rockstar!

Rockstar! Rockstar!

Play some air guitar!

Jump so high, jump so far, because you are a rockstar!

Now Freeze!

(have kids fly like butterflies all around)

Turn into a Butterfly!

Flap those wings, so gracefully

The most beautiful thing, I could ever see

Fly Friends

And Freeze!

(have kids fly around like a super hero!)

Turn into a Super Kid!

Super super super kid fly!

Up up up in the sky!

With big red cape and fly

And fly all around all around the sky!

Fly friends! And Fly!

And Freeze!

(have kids drive the race car all around!)

Turn into a race car driver!

Race car driver

Driving in the race, zoom zoom zoom

You get first place

Race car driver!

And Freeze!

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Super Exercise Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

Instructions:

This song is great for warming up the children. The song tells you exactly how to move your body, so just follow along and be prepared to get some good exercise!

Intro:

Friends, who likes to exercise? Show me your BIG MUSCLES! Now stand up tall, stretch out your arms, run in place, touch the floor, and jump jump jump! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

It’s Hip Hop Jen with the Super Exercise Dance

Stand up tall
Stretch out your arms                                                     

Show me Your BIG MUSCLES!                                          

Stand up tall                                                                

Stretch out your arms
You’re ready to have some fun!                                          

Your muscles are strong (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move
Time to jump and run

Running in place!
One, two, three!
Touch the floor!
Now jump, jump, jump!

It’s the totally cool! (show muscles and wiggle!)
Rockin’ like a fool!
Super Exercise Dance!

Stand up tall!
Stretch out your arms!
You’re ready to move your body!                                    

Your muscles are strong! (show muscle poses)
You’re ready to move!
Today’s your exercise day!

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Chug Some Water

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. On the chorus, “mime” holding a glass of water and drinking it and then rubbing your belly with a mmmmm sound!

Intro:

Who likes to drink water? Water is so so good for you especially after you dance and exercise! Let’s practice! Take a pretend cup and chug it down and say,  “gulp gulp gulp!” Now rub your tummy and say, “mmmmmm!”

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Beginning: bounce your knees

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side)

I’m Hip Hop Jen and I want to say

I drink lots of water everyday

I fill up my glass and take a big sip

And drink it all down and don’t leave a drip

chorus

(Pretend you are drinking water, then rub your belly)

Let’s Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water

Chug Some Water Friends

Chug Some Water

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

The best drink in the world is clear and fresh

If you spill it on the ground it won’t make a mess

Its not sticky just pure and clean

Drink some water and you know what I mean

chorus

(Hands on knees bob up & down to each side and add hands out to the side)

Water gives you what you need to get up and go

Playing with friends let the water flow

When its hot and sunny there’s nothing better

But water is good in any kind of weather

chorus

(Put your heels out one by one and add the arms by pumping them down)

So take your glass and fill it up

When you are thirsty have a big cup

Share it with your friends they need water too

Water is good for me and you (point to yourself and then point out)

chorus

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Hip Hop Walk

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a great directed movement song. Get the kids in a big circle and have them follow you. The song tells you exactly what to do! If you don’t have space for a circle, they can do this in a line or two.

Intro:

Alright friends, follow me in a big circle. This song is going to tell us what to do! Are you ready?

Lyrics & Choreography

Walk your feet

Jump and clap

Fly

Walk low

Skip

March

Shhh tip toe

Do the robot

And dance!

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Strike A Pose

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch the video to learn the choreography. It’s a little more challenging, but it’s still a directed movement song that tells you what to do. Kids love to do poses. Have the children practice some poses before you start the song.

Intro:

Who knows how to strike a pose? Go ahead and show me some poses! Great job! This song has a lot of fancy dancing, but the music will tell us what to do. When the song says “pose”, you can choose your own pose to do. Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Dance your feet to the front, 1, 2, 3

Dance your feet to the back, 1, 2, 3

Here we go

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Move to the front

Groove to the back

Now strike a pose!  Pose! Strike a pose oh yeah

Now bounce your knees, bounce your knees, bounce bounce up and down

bounce your knees

Now criss cross your feet, criss cross your feet. criss cross your feet

Now tap your knees, bounce bounce, tap your knees, bounce bounce tap your knees bounce bounce

Now let’s put it together

Cris cross your feet and tap your knees, criss cross your feet and tap your knees,

Criss cross, tap your knees, criss cross tap your knees and then

Strike a Pose! Strike a pose! And Pose! Pose! oh yeah

Now spin your body around, spin your body around, spin your body around, spin spin

Now jump up high, jump up high, Jump! Jump! Jump up high

Let’ s put it together! Spin around and jump high! Spin around and Jump up high! Spin around and jump up high!

Now strike a pose! Pose! Strike a Pose!

Great Job friends!

Let’s Put all these dance moves together from the beginning!

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Robot Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Prepare the kids by having them pretend to walk and act like robots. Show them how to move slowly and stiffly. When they’re ready, have them lay down until the song begins. The song gives them instructions on what to do with their bodies.

Intro:

We are going to become robots! Friends, what does a robot look like? How do they walk? Can you move your head stiffly from side to side? Good job! Can you move your arms and hands stiffly too? Good! Now, lay down and pretend your robot is sleeping.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Bring your whole body upright slowly and stiffly (stand right up)

And your arms and hands stick out (stick both arms out with fingers closed together)

Turn your head to the right (turn stiffly to the right)

Turn you head to the left (turn stiffly to the left)

Move your right and left arms up and down( arms go up and down stiffly)

Chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (arms going up and down)

(have the kids do whatever the want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

March forward 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Bend forwards at the waist and power down (robot goes to sleep)

Power up (robot awakes!)

March backwards 4 steps, 1,2,3,4

Put your hands by your ears

Walk in a circle and chop the air, chop the air, chop the air (doing the crazy robot)

(have the kids do whatever they want as a robot on this part)

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Do the robot dance

Have robot go back to sleep!

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Hip Hop Bunny

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn the simple choreography to this song. The dancers will start by laying down like sleeping bunnies. The music will prompt them to wake up and hop like bunnies. Do the four hip hop poses that are in the video. There is also a dance break with some choreography that is on the video. Alternatively, you can skip the choreography and have them simply hop like bunnies, fall asleep and then wake up again.

Intro:

Okay friends, we are going to be hip hop bunnies! First, can you hop like a bunny? There are four poses in the song. Say, I’m cool (strike the pose). Peace (strike the pose). What’s Up? (strike the pose). Yeah, yeah (strike a pose). Now lay down like sleeping bunnies until the song tells you to wake up.

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Look at all the bunnies
Sleeping all day long
Nine o’clock, ten o’clock, I wonder what is wrong
They’re so still
Are they ill?

Wake up little bunnies!
(children awake and hop like bunnies!)

Hip hip bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (fold your arms and say, “I’m cool!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hop bunny hop! (show the peace sign, and say, “Peace!”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip little bunny hop (put your arms up to the side, and say, “What’s up?”)
Hop little bunny hip hip hop!
Hip hip bunny hop! (put your hand on your chin, and say, “Yeah yeah”)

Come on bunny lets show our moves (show your heels)                                              
peace uh huh we got attitude (jump apart together with a pose)                                    
check it and see what we can do with our fancy feet and our fancy shoes! (lace your fingers, make a giant snake with your arms and wiggle your knees)                                                           
I’m a hip bunny hip hip hop! (hop in a circle twice)                                            
I dance all day with my carrot top! (hop in a circle twice)
I got two legs and I hop hop hop! (hop in a circle twice)
check out my ears bunny hip hip hop! (point to your ears)                          

I’m so tired, I’m so tired, let’s take a little nap                           

(yawn, fall to the floor to sleep and snore)

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What’s Up?

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

Watch video to learn choreography. It’s super easy. Have the kids throw their hands into a what’s up pose and say, “What’s Up!” Then prepare them by walking in place with their hands in fists by their sides.

Intro:

Friends, throw your hands up and say, What’s Up?!? Now march in place, put your  hands in fists and put them by your side. Alrighty, we are ready to dance!

Lyrics & Choreography:

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I woke up this morning and my mom said, “hey,

It’s time to get ready for school today”

I checked the calendar and I had to say

“Guess what mom, today is Saturday” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

What’s up (throw your hands up to the sides)

What’s up (repeat)

Throw your hands, what’s up (throw your hands up to sides and go up and down)

When something’s not right (fold arms and shake head like you’re saying no)

You got to speak up (place one hand over your side of mouth and lean forward)

Everyone say “what’s up”(throw your hands up to sides & go up and down)

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My mom said “hey let’s go to the zoo”

I said “yeah that sounds pretty cool”

We get to the zoo and they said “Were sorry

The animals have all gone to a party” (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

I went to the party of a friend of mine

It was a birthday we had a great time

He blew out the candles I was ready for a bite

But they didn’t have cake just vegetable pie (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

It was Christmas morning 

Dad was having his coffee 

I wanted to see 

What Santa had brought me 

I looked behind the tree 

And I saw the box

But when I opened it up 

All I got was some socks (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

(walk in place with high knees and hands in fists)

My dad said “now 

It’s time for bed 

Time to lay down your 

Sleepyhead” 

I said “hold on 

Somethings wrong with your timing” 

I looked out the window and the 

Sun was still shining (place your hands on your hips & shrug)

Repeat Chorus & Choreography

What’s Up? What’s Up

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Everyone Can Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This is a fun dance game where the kids can spread out and dance however they want until it says, Drop! Then they drop to the floor.

Intro:

Friends, this is a dance where you can do whatever you want until it says, Drop! Then you drop to the floor until it tells you to dance again! Here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

(Dance however you want in this song!)

Everyone Can Dance!

Everyone can dance

You gotta take a chance

Just move your feet

To the funky beat

You gotta jump around

To that crazy sound

You just can’t stop

Until you Drop

(drop to the floor)

Now fall to the floor

Can’t dance anymore

But there’s that beat

Slowly rise to your feet

(get up and dance!)

Now you’re back on the floor

Gonna dance some more

Now you spin around

You can’t slow down

Now it’s going to fast

This just can’t last

You just can’t stop

Until you drop

(drop to the floor)

Now take a rest

I think that’s best

To lay back down

Don’t make a sound

But pretty soon

We hear that groove

And jump up up

(jump up and dance!)

And we dance some more

Everyone Can Dance!

(keep dancing until the end!)

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Hip Hop Happy Dance

by Jen Stillion-Young & Nick Young

 

Instructions:

This dance is a directed movement song that tells you exactly what how to move you body. It’s a super fun, high energy dance that will instantly put you and the kids in a happy mood! Have fun with it!

Intro:

This the Happy Dance! Can I see everyone’s smiles? Show me! Yay! Let’s be Happy! This dance tells you what to do, so here we go!

Lyrics & Choreography:                                             

Ouch I skinned my knee! rub your knee                                                          

then got stung by a bee!  point to your arm                                                                    

my dog just ate my shoe! touch your shoe                                                                  

please tell me what to do! put hands out to side and shrug

                                                                                                                          

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!

jump and clap your hands! I know that you can!
slide right over here!
give yourself a cheer!

doin’ the Happy Dance! wiggle and have fun                                                            

come on give it a chance! pretty soon you will see! point to audience
just how fun your life can be! hands up to the sky

I’m in a happy place! hands out out
a smile is on my face! show a big smile!
I can be happy ! Happy pose!
any time I choose to be!

(lyrics tell you what to do below)

you’ve got to reach up to the sky!                                                           

wave from side to side!
bounce your knees like this!
then give it a little twist!