Tech Lesson 08-5:  Creating a Dance Animation with Scratch

Examples:

Beethoven's 5th from Fantasia 2000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3pdO-Y5ZKU

Bach's D minor Fastasia from Fantasia (1940)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1z12_Ps-gk

Mr. Michaud's Example of Mozart's Eine Kliene 1st Movement


Student Animation Example
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/nebomusic/1051690


Project Requirements:

1.  Identify form of "March from Nutcracker" using letters.
2.  Create a dance animation with Scratch or Alice that has at least 2 objects and movement methods for the A and B sections.
3.  Import music sound file into scratch and use broadcast commands to coordinate movement scripts with music.
4.  Save your work under "Lastname Dance Teachername."

Project Extras:
1.  Use at least 4 sprites and movement methods for A,B,C, and D sections.
2.  Create changing backgrounds or stages.

Script Samples for Dancing Moves: 
(Try each of these on one Sprite.  Use the "Broadcast and Wait" commands to organize and initiate dance moves.)

Spin Left



Spin Right



Jump



Hop Left



Hop Right



Kicking



Run Left



Run Right



Sample "Broadcast and Wait" Stack:



Other Dance Moves:  (From older lesson)

Gliding


Hopping:



Assessment:
Meets:
Students create and save dance animation with at least 2 sprites and movement methods aligned with music

Exceeds:
Students create and save dance animation with more that 2 sprites and backgrounds that align with music.