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Dance Grade 1 


Grade Range:
 1
Notes:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national dance standards. Students will respond to and identify a variety of stimuli; learn to create movement vocabulary through guided improvised experiences; collaborate with peers through changing formation, group dances, and improvisation; create simple movement phrases through improvisation; use the dance elements; identify movement characteristics; explore and explain their individual creative process; use beginning dance vocabulary; demonstrate a range of movements, patterns, shapes, and directions; make personal connections to dance experiences; participate in cultural dance; remember and perform short sequences; and begin to give and receive critiques. Students practice both the roles of the dancer and the audience.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.