Dip Dance


This week is Rosh Hashanah, and to celebrate we did the apples and honey dance! Last year I did the apples and honey dance but didn’t really explore beyond it, and I don’t think I timed it that well.

This year I thought it would be fun to explore the dance and then explore the word dip! Since we dip the apples in the honey for the New Year! Here’s what we did in my 4’s, 5’s and 6’s:

After exploring apples and honey we made a circle and said the honey was in the middle. Then we talked about what dip actually means. “you put the apple in and then you take it back out.” So we tried that with our body parts. We dipped in our elbows, our knees, our head. I asked the littles what body parts they wanted to dip in. Bellies, backs, and feet were all called out!

The most interesting part about watching this dance is that the “in and out” part was so amazing! I could have put it on stage! They really understood how to dip in their body parts. I played instrumental music and we explored, and voila! A dance! 🙂

Have you ever tried a dip dance? Exploring just one word in a class is such great tool to use for improvisation and challenging the imagination. I’m so happy we were able to do this dance this week as my littles prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.


  1. Maria, the dip dance was a success in my 3-4 combo tonight- thank you! We had been playing in the apple orchard last week: leaping over bunches of apples, chasses across the floor in pairs to pick apples on the other side of the room, and even made apple pie dessert during our stretches. The dip dance was the perfect movement piece to complete this lesson. Their expressions were priceless and they loved coming up with all different body parts to dip! Looking forward to playing with leaves during the next few weeks. Thanks for the inspiration

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