How Dances Can Convey Social Messages – One Choreographer’s Perspective
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Choreographer Jennifer Medina talks about the power of dance and its effectiveness to convey social messages and strong emotions to the audience.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Dance-39**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as a conversation starter or in conjunction with a journal prompt and have students respond to the insights provided by Ms. Medina with their own perspective on the same topic. Share their thoughts in small groups.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.