Students learn and explore these dance concepts: self-space (dancing in one spot), general space (traveling), and shape (freezing like a statue). They discover how verbs describe the actions that dancers do. Observing photos of professional dancers, they choose words to describe the actions of the dancers. Then, they generate ideas by brainstorming a list of verbs – action words. They organize their ideas and make choices to create and perform a Verb Dance, alternating two verbs, beginning and ending the dance with a shape. Finally, they reflect by using words to describe the dance. Designed to be taught in a sequence, this is lesson one of three: 1) Verbs – Dancing Actions, 2) Dancing Opposites (Size), 3) Prepositional Relationship Dance.