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Dance Grade 2 

Grade Range:
 Strands emphasized:
Creating performing; responding, connecting
Course Description:
 This course is intended to meet state and national dance standards. Students continue developing skills introduced at the first-grade level, adding depth and specificity to the subject matter. Students explore movements inspired by a variety of stimuli and suggest additional stimuli. Guided dance experiences include more detail. Students manipulate the dance elements with exploring movement. Students create simple improvised dance phrases with a beginning, middle and end that convey a main idea. Students use all of the dance elements when creating movement. Beginning choreographed dance is introduced to perform and/or created to show multiple solutions to an open-ended dance suggestion or problem. Informal sharing opportunities are available. There is a focus on collaboration, responding to dance while making personal connections, and comparing dance from multiple cultures. Students also use inquiry-based set of questions to create movement to express a specific idea. Students explore simple production elements.

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