General Course Information and Notes
Third-grade* students in dance class apply knowledge of the basic elements and principles of dance through improvisation and structured practice of locomotor and non-locomotor patterns, steps, positions, and actions of the body requiring strength, coordination, and flexibility. The creative process facilitates aesthetic and affective progression, as well as an awareness of historical perspectives and contemporary ideas in the arts that enable students to identify connections between skills required in dance and skills required in other content areas.
* Intermediate Dance 1, 2, and 3 have been designed in two ways: 1) to challenge students on grade level who have previously taken classes in this content area; and 2) to challenge students whose education in this content area has been delayed until the upper elementary grades. Dance teachers of classes in Grades 3, 4, and 5 should select the most appropriate course level in the series based on each group's prior experience, the benchmarks, and available instruction time. Once elementary students have entered the series, they must progress to the next course in sequence. Examples: • A 3rd grade class that has taken Dance previously should be enrolled in Intermediate Dance 1 and progress through the series in subsequent grades. • 4th graders beginning formal instruction in Dance for the first time may be enrolled, as a class, in Intermediate Dance 1, and must then progress to Intermediate Dance 2 in the following year.
Special Note: This class may include opportunities to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.
Course Number: 5003040
Abbreviated Title: DANCE - INTERM 1
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5