Dance Grade 2 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Dance

Strand: Foundations - Fundamental concepts, principles, and skills

Identifies and demonstrate movement elements, skill, and terminology in dance
Element: D2FD.1a
Recognizes and applies terminology of creative movement elements and sub-elements to describe and create movements
Element: D2FD.1b
Executes both instructed and created sequences of locomotor movements (e.g., walk, run, hop, jump, gallop, and skip) with increased changes in pathways, directions, and levels
Element: D2FD.1c
Demonstrates contrasts of movement qualities and energy through a wide range of sequenced and simultaneous axial movements
Element: D2FD1.d
Demonstrates body awareness and connections through stabilization, increased range of motion, simultaneous coordination of varied body parts (e.g., arms and head, opposite arm and leg) as well as sequencing (e.g., arm, arm, leg, leg; head, sholders, hips, knees)

Understands and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: D2FD.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, full participation and cooperation with others in the dance learning environment
Element: D2FD.2b
Demonstrates focus and concentration in the performance of skills
Element: D2FD.2c
Applies knowledge of appropriate behaviors and skills as an audience member and dance observer

Recognizes concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in movement
Element: D2FD.3a
Applies and translates knowledge of muscles, bones, and joints to specific actions in the dance class
Element: D2FD.3b
Identifies and describes healthy practices that relate to dancing (e.g., warm up, cool down, nutrition, proper clothing)
Element: D2FD.3c
Explores movement options and applies knowledge of a range of body parts in a creative movement context

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: D2FD.4a
Demonstrates structured movements to a steady beat
Element: D2FD.4b
Executes instructed or created movements to simple rhythmic patterns
Element: D2FD.4c
Responds to changes in tempo and qualities through movement

Strand: Creating - Expression of ideas, experiences, feelings, and images

Demonstrates an understanding of creative and choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Element: D2CR.1a
Works collaboratively with others
Element: D2CR.1b
Utilizes basic partnering skills (e.g., copy, lead, mirror, follow)
Element: D2CR.1c
Sequences phrases of movement with simple transitions
Element: D2CR.1d
Extends awareness of dance elements (e.g., body, space, time, energy) through layering
Element: D2CR.1e
Responds through movement to a variety of stimuli (e.g., scarves, songs, streamers, images)
Element: D2CR.1f
Explores various approaches to solving a compositional question

Demonstrates an understanding dance as a way to communicate meaning
Element: D2CR.2a
Improvises and creates movement based on own ideas, feelings, concepts, and kinesthetic awareness
Element: D2CR.2b
Recognizes and accurately describes movement and dance elements
Element: D2CR.2c
Moves expressively to music and/or other accompaniment (e.g., sound, text)

Strand: Response - Reflection, analysis, and evaluation

Demonstrates critical and creative thinking in all aspects of dance
Element: D2RE.1a
Explains basic features that distinguish one kind of dance from another (e.g., speed, force/energy use, costume, setting, music)
Element: D2RE.1b
Demonstrates the ability to describe one's own dance as well as another's dance
Element: D2RE.1c
Describes, compares, and contrasts movement elements of dance
Element: D2RE.1d
Begins to understand criteria for evaluating simple composition

Strand: Connections - Exchanging and relating ideas, experiences, and meanings

Demonstrates and understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
Element: D2CO.1a
Identifies the role of dance in personal heritage
Element: D2CO.1b
Participates in dance activities representing various cultures
Element: D2CO.1c
Recognizes the reason for dance in other cultures
Element: D2CO.1d
Describes the similarities and differences in various dance styles (e.g., ballet, jazz, tap)

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as it relates to wellness
Element: D2CO.2a
Explores the principles of a healthy body (e.g., nutrition)
Element: D2CO.2b
Explores healthy practices that enhance dance
Element: D2CO.2c
Demonstrates respect for one's well being and the well being of others

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: D2CO.3a
Compares and contrasts basic elements of dance through the use of media and technology
Element: D2CO.3b
Develops an understanding of the various styles of dance through the use of media and technology

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as it relates to other areas of knowledge
Element: D2CO.4a
Compares and contrasts dance to other art forms
Element: D2CO.4b
Explores commonalities of essential concepts shared between dance and other subject areas

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