Choreograph a dance for kids is more difficult, than for adults.Children more sensitive, and it has to be something interesting for them, something that will touch them genuinely.You have to tell kids “story” about your dance. May be it is mermaid hiding from sharks? May be it is princess can’t found her parents? If children will believe you, they easily will “dance” it.And Choreography only helps them express yourself how they fill about your story.
The more practical guide, Patricia , you may found in AFAA ‘Fitness Theory and Practice”/ The Comprehensive Resourse for Fitness Instruction. Fourth Edition. 2002,p.150, “Building Group Exercise Choreography for Cardiorespiratory Training.”/
If you were to choreography a dance for kids these are some the questions I would pose to you:
1. What is the objective? Is it competitive or is it for fitness?
2. How old are the kids?
3. Are there age groups that overlap one another?
4. If there are age groups that overlap then I would take stages of development in to consideration.
5. How long is the class? You would have to take into consideration the attention span of the children.
6. What are the lyrics of the music you will be choreographing the dance to? Will the parents object to the lyrics?
That’s just a few of the things that come to mind.
All the best.