Step 1: Ask students to create movement patterns based on the AB patterns that were displayed in the pre-assessment. Choose two different movements for each pattern (e.g., create an ABA pattern with skipping and marching movements).
Step 2: Listen to “Trepak” from The Nutcracker. Ask students to notice various elements of the music.
Step 3: During a second listening of “Trepak,” guide students to an awareness of the ABA pattern in the music.
Step 4: During a third listening, ask students to “map” the form of the song using attribute blocks as they hear each new section.
Step 5: Divide students into groups. Ask each group to choreograph an ABA movement piece to go along with “Trepak.”