Do you Want to Build a Snowman?

A Pre-Ballet Lesson Plan (Ages 4-7)

Do you Want to Build a Snowman? (Pre-Ballet) Lesson Plan.
This lesson plan explores the dance concept of Levels as you build 3 parts of your snowman with your 3 levels of port de bras (preparatory, first position and high fifth).

Lesson Plan Includes:
Teacher's Guide
Prop List
Music List
Snowman Levels Visual Aid

Videos Include:
BrainDance Warm Up
2 Exploring the Concept
4 Developing Skills
5 Obstacle Course
1 COVID/Remote Learning Alternatives

Recommended Ages 4-7

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Class Downloads

    • Teacher's Guide

    • Prop List

    • Music List

    • Snowman Levels Visual Aid

  • 2

    BrainDance Warm Up

    • BrainDance Warm Up

  • 3

    Barre Activities

    • Barre 1: Building a Snowman Pliés (Facing the Barre - Easier)

    • Barre 1: Building a Snowman Pliés (One hand on the Barre - More Advanced)

    • Barre: Snowman Footprints (No Music)

    • Barre: Snowman Footprints (With Music)

    • Barre Teaching Guide

  • 4

    Standing Warm Up

    • Exploring the Concept Explanation

    • Exploring the Concept

  • 5

    Developing Skills

    • Leaving Footprints in the Snow: Bourrée Marches

    • Leaving Footprints in the Snow: Skips

    • Leaving Footprints in the Snow: Skips

    • Leaving Footprints in the Snow: Chassé

    • Leaving Footprints in the Snow: Glissade

    • Developing Skills Guide

  • 6

    Obstacle Course

    • Setting up your Obstacle Course

    • Pass 1 - Bourreé March & Piqué Turn Arabesque

    • Pass 2 - Skips

    • Pass 3 - Chassés

    • Pass 4 - Glissade

    • Obstacle Course Guide

  • 7

    COVID & Remote Learning Options

    • COVID & Remote Learning