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Dance 1

This one-year course is designed to develop an appreciation of dance as an art form. Students will relate personal experiences to create movement. The students will communicate in a way that is different from the written or spoken word, or even from other visual or auditory symbol systems. Students develop higher order thinking skills through creating, performing, responding and connecting to dance. The student will examine the role and meaning of dance in diverse social, cultural, and historical contexts through a variety of dance forms. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The appropriate use of technology is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills either the one Arts/Humanities/CTE credit, or one physical education credit required for graduation and may be repeated.

Course Goals/Standards:

  1. To identify and demonstrate movement elements and skills in performing dance.
    [PE:1.12.1, DA:A1. I]

  2. To determine and use choreographic principles, processes, and structures.
    [PE:1.12.3, DA:A2. I]

  3. To understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning. [DA:A3. I]

  4. To analyze dance elements in a variety of dance genres and cultural practices.
    [PE 2.12.1, DA:A7. I]

  5. To demonstrate and understand dance in various cultures and historical periods. [DA:A11. I]

  6. To demonstrate relationships between dance and other disciplines. [DA:A10. I]

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