Students learn and explore these dance concepts: self-space (dancing in one spot), general space (traveling), and shape (freezing like a statue). Observing photos of professional dancers, they choose verbs 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, by choosing four verbs and putting them in order, with a shape at the beginning and the end of the dance. 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 – More Dancing Actions, 2) Dancing Opposites (Level, Tempo), 3) Prepositional Relationship Dance with Energy.