Fourth-grade* students develop reflective critical and creative-thinking skills to solve artistic problems in dance, make informed judgments about the significance of dance, and explore why people of various cultures dance. The process provides students with opportunities to perform extended phrases and original and established compositions requiring strength, flexibility, a variety of rhythmical patterns, changes in direction, focus, and concentration. They also learn how to assess themselves and others constructively and respectfully.
* 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: 5003050
Abbreviated Title: DANCE - INTERM 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5