Dance Grade 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: D1F.1a
Recognizes and recalls terminology of creative movement elements and sub-elements (e.g., levels, pathways, directions, speed, rhythm, energy, qualities, shapes)
Element: D1F.1b
Executes short sequences of basic locomotor movements (e.g, walk, run, hop, jump, gallop) in a variety of pathways, directions and levels
Element: D1F.1c
Executes short sequences of a range of axial movements comprised of space, force, body shapes and qualities (e.g., levels, sharp/smooth, curved/straight, heavy/light, swing/float)
Element: D1F.1d
Demonstrate body awareness through isolations, connections (e.g., body half, upper-lower, cross-lateral) as well as awareness of and accuracy of limb positions and axial pathways in personal space

Understands and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: D1F.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, full participation and cooperation with others in the dance learning environment
Element: D1F.2b
Demonstrates focus and concentration in performance skills
Element: D1F.2c
Applies knowledge of appropriate behaviors and skills as an audience member and dance observer

Recognizes concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in movement
Element: D1F.3a
Explains the difference between muscles, bones, and joints
Element: D1F.3b
Recognizes healthy practices that relate to dancing (e.g, warm-up, cool-down, nutrition, proper clothing)
Element: D1F.3c
Locates and/or isolates over ten body parts and applies isolations in a creative movement setting

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: D1F.4a
Demonstrates unstructured movement to a steady beat
Element: D1F.4b
Differentiates between contrasting rhythms
Element: D1F.4c
Executes accuracy in stopping, starting, and changing in response to music and sound
Element: D1F.4d
Understands the concepts of stopping, starting, and changing in response to music and sound

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

Demonstrates an understanding of creative and choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Element: D1CR.1a
Explores basic concepts of partnering (e.g., copying, leading, mirroring, following)
Element: D1CR.1b
Creates shapes and levels through movement
Element: D1CR.1c
Identifies and creates a dance sequence with a beginning, middle, and end
Element: D1CR.1d
Engages in creative exploration of dance elements through structured improvisation and play (e.g., body, space, time, energy)
Element: D1CR.1e
Creates movement based on his or her own ideas, feelings, concepts, and kinesthetic awareness
Element: D1CR.1f
Explores problem solving skills through movement
Element: D1CR.1g
Responds to a variety of stimuli (e.g, scarves, songs, streamers, images)

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as a way to communicate meaning
Element: D1CR.2a
Improvises movement based on own ideas, feelings, concepts, and kinesthetic awareness
Element: D1CR.2b
Recognizes and accurately describes movement and dance elements
Element: D1CR.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: D1RE.1a
Explains basic features that distinguish one kind of dance from another (speed, force/energy use, costume, setting, music)
Element: D1RE.1b
Develops the ability to describe one's own dance as well as another's dance
Element: D1RE.1c
Describes, compares, and contrasts movement elements of dance

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

Demonstrates and understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
Element: D1CO.1a
Demonstrates an understanding of the role of dance in various cultures
Element: D1CO.1b
Participates in dance activities representing various cultures
Element: D1CO.1c
Demonstrates an understanding of "Why dance?"

Demonstrate an understanding of dance as it relates to wellness
Element: D1CO.2a
Explores how health and nutrition enhance dance ability
Element: D1CO.2b
Develops respect for one's well being and the well being of others
Element: D1CO.2c
Develops understanding of essential concepts for individual and group movement

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: D1CO.3a
Explores the basic elements of dance through the use of media and technology
Element: D1CO.3b
Explores 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: D1CO.4a
Compares and contrasts dance to other art forms
Element: D1CO.4b
Explores commonalities of essential concepts shared between dance and other subject areas

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