Dancing “Stomp” from “The Little Dancer”
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New June 2022! Enjoy this dance performed by dance students at the Center of Creative Arts. This dance is part of a longer work titled “The Little Dancer” that brings to life a fictional story experienced by Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer sculpture.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DDance-67**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in a cross curricular activity with art. The dance was inspired by the picture projected behind the dancers. How do students think the dance reflects, complements, or diverges from the painting? Have students work in small groups, select a painting of their choice and choreograph a two to three minute dance inspired by the painting chosen.
  • Use the video as a “start of day” activity to get students talking about what they saw and enjoyed.
  • Use the video as an “end of day” activity to relax, de-stress, and enjoy. Have them respond to the dance in a journal entry or think/pair/share activity.

To see other dances performed by COCA dance students, check out the full programs this segment is edited from: Inside the Artist’s Studio: COCA Presents “The Little Dancer (Dance-3 and Dance-4).

*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.