Hello Dance Teachers!

My name is Jessica strong and I’m the creative director and owner of Dance to Learn®. Creating educational and engaging, and enriching preschool dance lesson plans is my passion! That’s why I was shocked at how many dance teachers spend no time lesson planning! Many teachers attribute this to teaching too many classes a week and not having the time to sit down and lesson plan or the fact they’ve been teaching for years and can just “wing” it. For those who do spend time lesson planning, I’ve found most of you spend anywhere from 1-2 hours planning your classes each week. If you’re teaching 10 hours a week that’s 20 hours you spend lesson planning!

I’m excited to share that since 2020 I’ve been developing a library of preschool dance lesson plans to help give some of those hours you spend lesson planning each week back to you. Dance to Learn® Lesson Plans are designed for the whole child. Early childhood dance education must include lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate for the growing child. I've done the research for you, to ensure that each lesson plan creates a multi-sensory environment, is designed for the growing and learning child, is theme and conceptually based to keep them engaged and learning. Each lesson plan includes class downloads including a full teacher’s guide, prop and music list and visual aids that help teach the dance concept. The lesson plans also include video demonstrations and an explanation of each activity.

Browse our Library of Themed Lesson Plans below, or Shop our Lesson Plans based on Dance Style.

I’ve also packaged my lesson plans together into multiple Membership Packages based on your needs. If you only teach one style of dance I have Dance Style Membership Packages dedicated to the style you teach. Or if you teach multiple styles, theDance Educator Membership may be more beneficial to you where you’ll receive access to our entire library of lesson plans and digital downloads! If you aren’t sure how the dance to learn curriculum would fit into your studio, ENJOY A FREE LESSON PLAN first to be sure dance to learn is right for you! Happy Dancing!

My First Ballet Class!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans for your First Ballet Class!

The My First Ballet Class Lesson Plans are a great way to introduce new dancers to their ballet classes. First time dancers must be introduced to their dance teacher, the classroom, what to expect, and what to wear! These Lesson Plans help ease separation anxiety and welcome your new students in a creative and imaginative way!

Back to School Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore Back to School!

Many of our Preschool aged dancers are experiencing activities, like going to school, for the first time. We can get our tiniest dancers excited for school days with these Back to School Lesson Plans! They can learn about dance concepts such as pathways, directions and positional concepts when exploring back to school themes such as the School Bus!

Fall in Love with Dance Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that Explore the Autumn Season!

Our Fall in Love with Dance Lesson Plans, help our preschool aged dancers learn about the Autumn season with fun lesson plans featuring Pumpkins, Scare Crows, Squirrels, Fall Leaves and More! Pumpkins help us learn dance concepts such as weight, sequencing and patterns. Scarecrows are so fun to explore the dance concept of Body Shapes. Leaves falling is a great to explore dance concepts such as energy and weight!

Dance-Giving Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that Explore Thanksgiving!

November is the time of year to give thanks for all we have! In Dance Class we can explore the idea of gratitude and thankfulness in creative ways. We also explore the Thanksgiving Holiday and the dance concept of sequencing with fun lesson plans that incorporate cooking our favorite things like Pumpkin Pie! Dance Concepts such as directions and body parts can be explored with the help of the Thanksgiving Turkey.

Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland Lesson Plans!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore the Winter Season!

Winter is a fun season to explore through dance and movement! We take some of our favorite wintery activities such as building a snowman, going ice skating, snowball fights and more - and turn them into engaging dance classes! We also can learn about the life cycle of a snowflake and explore numerous dance concepts such as weight while learning about different types of snowfall!

Arctic Blast Lesson Plans!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore Arctic Animals!

We're having an Arctic Blast in Dance Class with these Arctic Animal themed lesson plans! Arctic Animals such as penguins, reindeer, polar bears and even narwhals can help us learn many dance concepts including: body shapes, sizes, levels, pathways and more!

Frozen!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that Explore the Movie Frozen!

Frozen has been a popular theme for my preschool aged dancers (boys and girls alike) for years! The movie and it's characters integrate so well into dance classes. We can learn the dance concept of Action while learning how our bodies can move in different ways vs being frozen and not moving. We can explore Body Shapes with the help of the many loveable characters. We can learn about the dance concepts of weight and energy - and so much more!

Dance Friends are the Best Friends

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore the theme of Friendship!

Dance Friends are the Best Friends is such a fun theme for the month of February and around Valentine's Day. With lesson plans that explore how to dance with a partner or a friend. A primary dance concepts we explore this month is relationships and positions.

Dance Me a Story™ Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that incorporate Children's Books

Teaching Reading Readiness through dance is one of our pillars here at Dance to Learn® Many children stop reading because they don't comprehend what they are reading. These Lesson Plans take the pages of popular children's books and turn them into interactive, whole-body and multi-sensory experiences to get children excited about reading through dance and movement!

Florrie Flamingo© Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans featuring Florrie Flamingo©

Florrie Flamingo© is a friendly character designed to help children get excited about ballet. She helps dancers learn ballet terminology with her Flashcards and Book "Florrie Flamingo's ABC's of Dance." She also loves to help welcome dancers to their first ballet class by sharing her experience in the book "Florrie Flamingo's First Ballet Class." She goes on some Frozen Adventures in "Florrie Flamingo's Frozen Adventure." Florrie Flamingo and her friends Swanhilda Swan and Oscar Ostrich are a great addition to any Preschool Dance Program!

Dance into Spring Lesson Plans!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore the Spring Season

Spring time is full of so many wonderful themes that we can incorporate into our Preschool Dance Classes. Dancing the parts of a rainstorm is a great way to explore the dance concept of Body Shapes. Dancing out the colors of a Rainbow can help us learn about the dance concepts of Directions and Positions. A Flower Garden can help us discover the dance concepts of sizes, levels and sequencing!

May I Dance in the Garden

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore the Flowers and Creatures in the Garden!

The Garden provides several wonderful themes that we can explore inside a preschool dance class. Planting a flower garden is a great way to explore dance concepts such as sequencing, sizes, levels and body shapes. We can grow a garden with friends to explore the dance concept of relationships. We can also learn about body shapes, body parts and sequencing when learning about the life cycle of a Butterfly!

Dancing Under the Sea Lesson Plans!

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that Explore the Ocean and Sea Life

A fun Summery theme is exploring Sea Life and Sea Creatures such as star fish, blow fish, sharks, seashells and even mermaids! Going pearl diving can help us explore the dance concept of positions. Learning how fish swim can help us learn about the dance concept of pathways. We can even learn about weight and energy when we create our own ocean out of a parachute.

What's Cooking? Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans that explore our Favorite Foods and Recipes!

Learning to cook is an important concept for children to learn as it teaches sequencing, processes and patterns and how to measure. We can incorporate cooking into our dance classes by exploring how to bake and cook our favorite recipes! Pumpkin Pie, Cupcakes, Cookies and More!

Dance Educator Membership

$49/Month

The Dance Educator Membership is ideal for the Preschool Dance Teacher or Early Childhood Educator that teaches general movement and dance classes of multiple styles and genres. The Dance Educator Membership provides you with a complete library of Done-for-You Lesson Plans and Digital Downloads in the styles of Creative Dance, PreBallet, Preschool Hip Hop and Ballet/Tap Combo.

Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™

Lesson Plans for Parent and Me Dance Classes

Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ Lesson Plans are designed for Parent and Child dance classes. The Lesson Plans are designed for children ages 18months-3 plus their caregiver. We explore 7 different concepts in each lesson plan and have 3 weeks of review lesson plans available.

Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ Curriculum

Purchase the full 10 Week Curriculum

Mommy, Teddy Bear and Me™ is a Conceptual Dance Education approach to Parent and Me Classes. Children 18months-3 + their Parent/Caregiver will learn 7 essential Dance Concepts:
- Action
- Space
- Tempo
- Sizes
- Levels
- Body Parts
- Pathways
- 3 Weeks of Reviews

Creative Dance

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans for Creative Dance Classes

The Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Program provides preschool dance lesson plans designed for the whole child. Lesson Plans are multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate and are conceptually theme based. Creative Dance Lesson Plans are recommended for first time dancers between the ages of 3-5.

Creative Dance Membership

Get all of the Creative Dance Lesson Plans for $29/Month!

The Creative Dance Membership is ideal for the Preschool Dance Teacher or Early Childhood Educator that teaches general movement and dance classes to first time dance students between the ages of 3, 4 and 5. The Creative Dance Membership provides you with a complete library of Done-for-You Lesson Plans in the styles of Creative Dance which is rooted in ballet principles. Additionally, you receive our entire library of Digital Downloads for Preschool Creative Dance Classes.

PreBallet Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans for PreBallet Classes

The Dance to Learn® PreBallet Program provides PreBallet Lesson Plans designed with the whole-child in mind. Lesson Plans are multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate and are conceptually theme based. PreBallet Lesson Plans are recommended for children ages 4-7.

PreBallet Membership

Get all of the PreBallet Lesson Plans for $29/Month

The PreBallet Membership is ideal for the Preschool Dance Teacher or Early Childhood Educator that teaches Preschool Ballet Classes to first time dance students between the ages of 4, 5, 6 & 7. The PreBallet Membership provides you with a complete library of Done-for-You Lesson Plans for Preschool Ballet. Additionally, you receive our entire library of Digital Downloads for Preschool Ballet Classes.

Preschool Hip Hop Lesson Plans

Preschool Dance Lesson Plans for Preschool Hip Hop Classes

The Dance to Learn® Preschool Hip Hop program provides Preschool Hip Hop Lesson Plans designed for the whole-child. Lesson Plans are multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate and are conceptually theme based. Preschool Hip Hop Lesson Plans are recommended for dancers ages 3-7.

Preschool Hip Hop Membership

Get all of the Preschool Hip Hop Lesson Plans for $29/Month

The Preschool Hip Hop Membership is ideal for the Preschool Dance Teacher or Early Childhood Educator that teaches general movement and Preschool Hip Hop dance classes to first time dance students between the ages of 3, 4 and 5. The Preschool Hip Hop Membership provides you with a complete library of Done-for-You Lesson Plans in the styles of Hip Hop Dance. Additionally, you receive our entire library of Digital Downloads for Preschool Hip Hop Classes.

Dance Dance HOORAY - Preschool Tap Dance Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans for Preschool Tap Dance Classes!

The dance dance HOORAY tap lessons will take your students on a fun journey into imagination, while learning and reviewing important tap skills! Each themed lesson incorporates imagery with age-appropriate exercises to teach musicality, rhythmic patterns, tempo, sequencing, and motor tools. Your dancers will work on the building-blocks of tap dance vocabulary needed to provide a strong foundation for future tap skills.