Dance Tech III W3

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech III
Grade Level7-8
Week #3
Unit of InstructionDance Anatomy
Standard(s) Taught
  1. Identify muscular and skeletal structures that facilitate or inhibit rotation, flexion, and or extension.

    2.Describe basic functions of skeletal and muscular systems.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and how the bones and muscles work together to help in dance technique and injury prevention.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To learn about the basic muscles and bones and how they help us move in dance.

To understand what movements relate to which muscles and how to condition them in dance to become stronger, better technicians, and prevent injuries.

Classroom Activities

Discuss the basic muscles and bones of our bodies with a worksheet.

Introduce the “Dance Anatomy Project” and choose groups.

Begin working in groups to complete the project and prepare for presentations next week.

Assignments Due

“Dance Anatomy Project” packet

Additional Resources