Dancers participate in creative movement activities in their classroom

Educator Resources

Bring the joy of dance to your classroom!

Free online creative movement resources, courses, and pop-up webinars developed by world-renowned dance experts and teachers support you in sharing dance with your students. No dance experience required to facilitate or participate!


NBS’ online resources will help you:

  • Achieve dance curriculum expectations

  • Design long-range plans

  • Keep your students physically active for full lessons

  • Improve students' movement competence and confidence

  • Assess and report on dance expectations

  • Teach the elements of dance

  • Build students' physical literacy, fundamental movement skills

  • Make meaningful cross-curricular connections

Access our
Free Resource Library

Incorporate dance into your classrooms and meet your curriculum needs! Our resources include on-demand videos, teaching guides with built in assessment and evaluation, materials for integrating dance across subjects and more! No prior dance experience is required and registration is free.

Access our
Free Resource Library

Incorporate dance into your classrooms and meet your curriculum needs! Our resources include on-demand videos, teaching guides with built in assessment and evaluation, materials for integrating dance across subjects and more! No prior dance experience is required and registration is free.

Why dance?

For kids, creative movement supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy.

 

Dance encourages kids to work from their own experiences and abilities, communicating thoughts, emotions and ideas through movement.

 

Dance can support you in:

  • Exploring ideas through the creative process

  • Using movement to tell stories

  • Building self-confidence and communicating identity

  • Collaborating and working with a group

  • Learning and practicing the elements of dance

  • Facilitating cross-curricular and integrated learning

Online Courses for Educators

Our online courses help you feel confident and excited to bring dance into your classroom! All courses are self-paced and available free of charge.

Inclusive Dance Practices in the Classroom and Community

Explore creative movement activities that benefit children of all abilities. Inclusive Dance Practices in the Classroom and Community supports you in providing a safe, child-centered environment for dance.

Introduction to Creative Movement

In this course, you will learn the basics of Creative Movement and how it supports the development of the whole child, fostering expression, collaboration and creativity while developing fundamental aspects of physical literacy.

Participant

I love moving around and not just standing. When I'm moving, I can't stop. Dance makes me less shy. I get more active and I get more happy.

Teacher

More friendships are forming, all bonding together rather than in little groups...They're not afraid to partner with other people anymore and have fun being paired with different people, not just their friends. It expands their social circle.

Participant

It's gotten easier for me to express my feelings with dance.