DANCE CURRICULUM STANDARDS:
- ARTISTIC PERCEPTION – Students perceive and respond, using the elements of dance. They demonstrate movement skills, process sensory information, and describe movement, using the vocabulary of dance.
- CREATIVE EXPRESSION - Students apply choreographic principles, processes, and skills to create and communicate meaning through the improvisation, composition, and performance of dance.
- HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT - Students analyze the function and development of dance in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to dance and dancers.
- AESTHETIC VALUING - Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of dance, performance of dancers, and original works according to the elements of dance and aesthetic qualities.
- CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS - Students apply what they learn in dance to learning across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to dance.