Standards

National Standards for
Dance Education 

  1. Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance.

  2. Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures

  3. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning

  4. Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

  5. Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods

  6. Making connections between dance and healthful living

  7. Making connections between dance and other disciplines

Focus

Focus classes differ depending on the age, interest and needs of the students. Typical things classes are taught include:

 

  • Line Dancing

  • Circle Dances

  • Cultural Dances

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Yoga

  • Student Choreography

  • Creative Movement

Let's dance into a fabulous 2016-2017 school year!

Through dance education, students will come to know and understand how to control their bodies, and how to explore the infinite possibilities of movement in order to use their bodies as an instrument of expression and communication.  Students will learn how to improvise, create, and perform dances based on concepts learned in class as well as those inspired by their own feelings and ideas.

4th Grade Showcase - "Away, Away, Away"

Dance

Attire

Leggings, sweat pants, shorts, or loose comfortable clothing (No stockings)

Hair tied back

Class Format

Warm-ups

Locomotor Movements

Creative Movement

Cool-down

Schedule

Schedules are distributed by the classroom teacher.