9 - 12 Dance 1 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Dance

Strand: Foundations - Fundamental concepts, principles, and skills

Identifies and demonstrates movement elements, skills, and terminology in dance
Element: DHS1FD.1a
Participates in warm-up activities related to strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility
Element: DHS1FD.1b
Demonstrates an understanding of basic dance terminology and technique
Element: DHS1FD.1c
Develops focus, control, and coordination in performing a combination of locomotor and axial movements
Element: DHS1FD.1d
Demonstrates kinesthetic awareness through body parts and isolations and connects the body to one's kinesphere
Element: DHS1FD.1e
Demonstrates the ability to transfer weight, change direction, and maintain balance
Element: DHS1FD.1f
Identifies dance vocabulary from multiple sources

Understand and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: DHS1FD.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, focus, concentration, initiative, and self-discipline when participating in the dance learning environment
Element: DHS1FD.2b
Demonstrates and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: DHS1FD.2c
Exhibits ability to perform with focus, concentration, and attends rehearsal and classes in preparation for performances
Element: DHS1FD.2d
Exhibits self-initiative in modeling appropriate behaviors and skills as an audience member and dance observer and understands the role of an arts patron

Recognizes concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in movement
Element: DHS1FD.3a
Understands major muscles involved in external rotation (turn-out), and important related alignment principles involved in its proper execution
Element: DHS1FD.3b
Recognizes that proper alignment facilitates efficiency of movement
Element: DHS1FD.3c
Understands imagery (ideokinesis) and its ability to increase efficiency of movement
Element: DHS1FD.3d
Identifies basic principles of injury prevention for dance

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: DHS1FD.4a
Investigates syncopation, polyrhythms counterpoint, and call and response within instructed and created dance phrases
Element: DHS1FD.4b
Phrases move artistically, aesthetically, and musically

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

Demonstrates and understanding of creative/choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Element: DHS1CR.1a
Identifies the elements of choreography
Element: DHS1CR.1b
Discusses ways to document dance choreography (e.g., photography, video, writing computer programs)
Element: DHS1CR.1c
Manipulates the elements of personal choreography
Element: DHS1CR.1d
Recognizes a variety of structure or forms (e.g., AB, ABA, cannon, call-response, narrative)

Demonstrate an understanding of dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
Element: DHS1CR.2a
Recognizes how the use of choreographic structure is used to communicate meaning in a dance
Element: DHS1CR.2b
Demonstrates the use of theme through movement

Strand: Response - Reflection, analysis, and evaluation

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in all aspects of dance
Element: DHS1RE.1a
Critiques movement qualities and choreography using the elements of dance (e.g., spatial design, variety, contrast, clear structure
Element: DHS1RE.1b
Observes and formulates opinions about the quality of dances on the basis of established criteria
Element: DHS1RE.1c
Engages in self-reflection as creator and performer
Element: DHS1RE.1d
Engages in self-assessment as creator and performer

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

Demonstrates and understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
Element: DHS1CO.1a
Describes the similarities and differences in dance movement from various cultures and forms
Element: DHS1CO.1b
Describes how other arts disciplines are integrated into dance performances
Element: DHS1CO.1c
Identifies and explores various dance genres and innovations throughout historical time

Recognizes connections between dance and wellness
Element: DHS1CO.2a
Explains how health and nutrition enhance dance ability
Element: DHS1CO.2b
Defines the elements of personal safety in dance
Element: DHS1CO.2c
Demonstrates respect for one's well being and the well being of others
Element: DHS1CO.2d
Describes how dance builds physical and emotional well being(positive body imaging, physical goals, creative goals, focus/concentration)

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: DHS1CO.3a
Explores the use of media and technology to communicate about dance
Element: DHS1CO.3b
Explores the use of media and technology to create dance
Element: DHS1CO.3c
Explores media and technological tools to enhance dance performance (e.g., lighting, sound)

Demonstrates and understands dance as it relates to other areas of knowledge
Element: DHS1CO.4a
Identifies and explores various dance genres and innovations throughout historical time periods
Element: DHS1CO.4b
Uses a variety of resources to investigate dance genres
Element: DHS1CO.4c
Identifies and explores various dance related professions

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