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Sample Lesson Plan (Cha-cha)

Semi-Detailed Lesson Plan


March 4, 2015

I – Objectives:

Within one hour session, the students should be able to:

1. discuss the origin and characteristics of cha-cha-cha;

2. identify the basic steps of cha-cha-cha;

3. perform skilfully with a partner;

4. enjoy performing the cha-cha-cha dance.

II – Subject Matter:

The Cha-Cha-cha Dance, pages 202 - 207, Exploring with MAPEH by Jocelyn V. Bautista, et. al.

III – Instructional Materials:

- Visual aids, speakers, mobile phone (for music)

IV – Procedure:

A. Routinary Matters

1. Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven …

Give us this day our daily bread …

2. Greetings

Good Morning everyone!

3. Attendance

Who are absent today?

Why is he absent?

B. Motivation:

Before we are going to proceed to our lesson proper, I want you all to stand up and follow the basic movements I will be executing or performing.

Are you ready?

(Execute some basic steps of Cha-cha with music played on the speakers).

C. Presentation:

Ask the following questions:

* Do you know those steps?

* Have you followed me well while executing the dance steps?

* Are you familiar with the cha-cha dance?

The steps we have performed a while ago were the basic steps of cha-cha. The Cha-cha Dance is our lesson for today.

D. Explanation:

Cha-cha-cha is a Latin dance which existed in Cuba. The music is a combination of African and Cuban rhythms blended into a Latin beat. “Cha-cha” was the name of the component bell, that when rubbed produces noise and this bell was used by the Haitians. The cha-cha-cha was actually created from the mambo. Because of the fast and jerky characteristics of the mambo, the audience complained and the orchestras began slowing it down. Cha-cha-cha is a mambo, with jazz and Latin rhythm. It is sensual and energetic dance.

Its rhythm requires very small steps, a chasse or a series of gliding steps. It is danced in 4/4time signature. The count is slow-slow-quick-quick-slow.

(Demonstrate the basic steps of cha-cha and afterwards let the students execute the steps).

* Forward basic step:

1. Step in place 3 times (R, L, R) – 2 cts.

2. Step L forward - 1 ct.

3. Step R in place – 1 ct.

* Backward basic step:

1. Step in place 3 times (L, R, L) – 2 cts.

2. Step R backward – 1 ct.

3. Step L in place – 1 ct.

* Sideward Basic step (Left and Right)

* Crossover (Left and Right)

* The Chasse (Left and Right)

* Cha-cha Hop

* Back Basic Movement * Forward Basic Movement

- Right, Rock Back - Left, Rock Forward

- Left, Rock Forward - Right, Rock Back

- Right, Slide and Close - Left, Side Close

- Right, Side - Left, Side

E. Generalization

* Who can synthesize or generalize our lesson for today?

* Do you have any questions? Clarifications?

F. Application/Evaluation

(Practical Evaluation)

I will be dividing the class into 4 groups. Then, each group will going to perform in front the basic steps of cha-cha-cha dance including the basic movements (the back and the forward basic movements). Each group will be graded according to the following criteria:

* Mastery of the basic steps – 10 pts.

* Execution and clarity of steps – 10 pts.

* Synchronization with the music –5 pts.

25 pts.

I will give 5 to 10 minutes to practice with your group the basic steps and basic movements of cha-cha-cha dance.

V – Assignment:

(By group) Create combinations on the basic steps and movements of the cha-cha-cha dance. It will be presented next meeting.