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


Beethoven's 5th from Fantasia 2000

Bach's D minor Fastasia from Fantasia (1940)

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

Student Animation Example

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


Hop Left

Hop Right


Run Left

Run Right

Sample "Broadcast and Wait" Stack:

Other Dance Moves:  (From older lesson)



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

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