Instructional Dance Videos
Topic: 
Physical Activity
Physical Education
Physical Literacy
Grades: 
1 - 10

The Instructional Dance Videos are free resources that help to make the dance component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum 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.

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 can also be streamed for free on Ophea's YouTube Channel.

A hard copy of the videos were distributed to all Ontario publicly funded schools in spring 2014.

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

The Instructional Dance Videos are funded by the Government of Ontario.