12 Days of Winter Fitness Dance Video (Free)
FREE Holiday Dance to Get Kids Moving Now!
As 2020 ends and 2021 begins everyone is looking for new ideas for activities that can be shown at home during remote teaching, practice social distancing (this video does not show children social distancing as it is a bit dated) and require little or no equipment. The 12 Days of Winter Fitness musical movement dance activity will fit these requirements perfectly. This familiar song challenges students to create their own “winter” movements to the words of the song and can be done in a line dance or scattered formation. All movements can be performed in one own’s assigned area and no equipment is necessary. The video includes some instruction and follows with 4th graders performing the movements to the music. Use the video and music for face to face instruction or post it for students to do at home.
The first 16 minutes and 35 seconds is video of the dance being worked on in a gym setting. At 16:36 of the video is where you can put the video on and have students follow along.
*There are no certificates for this course. It is a free resource and an opportunity to communicate and share with your peers and others.
Brenda Goodwin is a recently retired assistant professor from the Kinesiology Dept. at Missouri State Univ. in Springfield, MO. She has been in education for over 40 years starting as a high school physical education teacher as well as a tennis, track and field and cross-country coach. She has been teaching at the university level for 15 years. She has made over 30 national peer reviewed presentations and she has been the Dance Managing Editor for PE Central for over 10 years. Brenda frequently conducts professional development workshops throughout the Midwest and in 1997 Brenda was the Missouri (MOAHPERD) and Central District of SHAPE America Dance Educator of the Year. Brenda is a great Health presenter as well and has done numerous presentations for PE Central.