Dance Kinesiology and Somatics 2 (#0300600) 

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Course Standards

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following mathematical practices are required content:

MAFS.K12.MP.5.1: Use appropriate tools strategically.
MAFS.K12.MP.6.1: Attend to precision.
MAFS.K12.MP.7.1: Look for and make use of structure.

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following clusters and Language Arts standards are required content:

LAFS.1112.SL.1.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Name Description
DA.912.C.1.2: Apply replication, physical rehearsal, and cognitive rehearsal to aid in the mental and physical retention of patterns, complex steps, and sequences performed by another dancer.
e.g., mind/body connection, watching, following, marking, visualizing, imagery, using rhythmic clues
DA.912.C.1.4: Weigh and discuss the personal significance of using both physical and cognitive rehearsal over time to strengthen one’s own retention of patterns, complex steps, and sequences for rehearsal and performance.
DA.912.C.2.2: Make informed critical assessments of the quality and effectiveness of one’s own technique and performance quality, based on criteria developed from a variety of sources, to support personal competence and artistic growth.
e.g., exemplary models, critical processes, background knowledge, experience, self-assessment, constructive criticism, comparison to other works
DA.912.C.2.3: Develop a plan to improve technique, performance quality, and/or compositional work with artistic intent.
DA.912.C.3.2: Assess artistic or personal challenges, holistically and in parts, to explore and weigh potential solutions to problems in technique or composition.
e.g., time management, refining dance steps, research
DA.912.F.2.1: Investigate and report potential careers, requirements for employment, markets, potential salaries, and the degree of competition in dance and dance-related fields.
e.g., dancer, teacher, artistic director, stage manager, videographer, costumer, agent, Pilates teacher, dance therapist, nutritionist
DA.912.F.2.2: Investigate local, regional, state, national, and global resources to support dance-related work and study.
e.g., cultural organizations, private dance studios, grants, scholarships, job-search services
DA.912.F.3.2: Synthesize information and make use of a variety of experiences and resources from outside dance class to inform and inspire one’s work as a dancer.
e.g., private studio work, school subjects, athletics, outside interests, news, personal life, music, poetry, environment
DA.912.F.3.5: Demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomy, the vertebral structure, physiology, and kinesiology related to dance technique and conditioning.
DA.912.F.3.6: Practice conditioning methods that complement the physical instrument, and determine the degree of personal improvement in established dance techniques.
e.g., Feldenkrais, Bartenieff, Pilates, yoga, cardio routines
DA.912.F.3.7: Create and follow a plan to meet deadlines for projects to show initiative and self-direction.
e.g., collaboration, scheduling, accountability, follow-through
DA.912.F.3.8: Demonstrate effective teamwork and accountability, using compromise, collaboration, and conflict resolution, to set and achieve goals as required in the work environment.
DA.912.F.3.10: Use accurate anatomical terminology to identify planes, regions, bones, muscles, and tissues.
DA.912.H.1.3: Adhere to copyright laws for choreography and music licensing to show respect for the intellectual property of others.
DA.912.H.2.3: Hypothesize how dance will look in the future and defend that hypothesis, based on history and social trends, to show understanding of their importance to the development of dance.
DA.912.H.3.3: Explain the importance of proper nutrition, injury prevention, and safe practices to optimal performance and the life-long health of a dancer.
DA.912.H.3.4: Improvise or choreograph and share a dance piece that demonstrates and kinesthetically reinforces understanding of a process studied in another content area.
e.g., language arts: story line; math: formulas; music: creating a composition; science: chemical reactions; social studies: historically significant event
DA.912.O.1.3: Dissect or assemble a step, pattern, or combination to show understanding of the movement, terminology, and progression.
e.g., tendu-dégagé-grand battement-grand jeté
DA.912.O.1.4: Analyze, design, and facilitate an instructional sequence to show understanding of how the structure of dance classes relates to the overall development of the dancer.
e.g., purposes of warm-ups, progressions, phrase work
DA.912.O.3.2: Use imagery, analogy, and metaphor to improve body alignment and/or enhance the quality of movements, steps, phrases, or dances.
DA.912.O.3.3: Investigate and describe, using accurate dance terminology, the purposes, possible variations, and connections of dance vocabulary.
DA.912.S.1.3: Identify muscular and skeletal structures that facilitate or inhibit rotation, flexion, and/or extension.
DA.912.S.3.1: Articulate and consistently apply principles of alignment to axial, locomotor, and non-locomotor movement.
DA.912.S.3.2: Develop and maintain flexibility, strength, and stamina for wellness and performance.
DA.912.S.3.5: Maintain balance while performing movements that are vertical, off-vertical, or use a reduced base of support.
e.g., rise, one foot to two feet, hand
LAFS.1112.RST.2.4 (Archived Standard): Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.
LAFS.1112.RST.3.7 (Archived Standard): Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.2 (Archived Standard): Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.3 (Archived Standard): Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
LAFS.1112.SL.2.4 (Archived Standard): Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
LAFS.1112.WHST.3.7 (Archived Standard): Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
HE.912.C.1.1: Predict how healthy behaviors can affect health status.
Making positive choices/avoiding risky behaviors: healthy food, substance abuse, and healthy relationship skills; regular medical and dental screenings; regular physical activity, and workplace safety.
HE.912.C.1.4: Propose strategies to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
Mandatory passenger-restraint/helmet laws, refusal skills, mandatory immunizations, healthy relationship skills, and improved inspection of food sources.
SC.912.L.14.19: Explain the physiology of skeletal muscle.
SC.912.L.14.20: Identify the major muscles of the human on a model or diagram.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
PE.912.C.2.10: Analyze long-term benefits of regularly participating in physical activity.

General Course Information and Notes


Students will acquire skills and knowledge related to kinesiology, physiology, anatomy, movement science, dance medicine, dance therapy and bodywork. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.


English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:


As well as any certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:

Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree.

General Information

Course Number: 0300600 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses > Subject: Dance > SubSubject: General >
Abbreviated Title: DANCE KINE/SOMAT 2
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Attributes:
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Type: Core Academic Course Course Level: 2
Course Status: Terminated
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12
Graduation Requirement: Performing/Fine Arts

Educator Certifications

Dance (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)

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