Dance Tech III W4 – 6

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech III
Grade Level7-8
Week #4 - 6
Unit of InstructionLocomotor and Axial Movement
Standard(s) Taught
  1. Apply the mechanics of movement transitions and weight changes

    2. Articulate & consistently apply principles of alignment to axial, locomotor & nonā€locomotor movements. 8 basic locomotive movements (walk, run, jump, hop, leap, chasse, gallop, skip) & basic axial movements (pivot turn, pirouette, pencil turn, & spiral)


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To discuss and learn the differences between axial and locomotor movement

Learn the following vocabulary:

Grand Battement


Grand Jete

Pas de Bourree


Pivot Turn

Jazz Walks


Chaine Turn

Fan Kick

Classroom Activities

Present “Dance Anatomy” projects – Tuesday, 9/5 and Tuesday, 9/12

Learn about axial vs. locomotor movements in dance

Warm up

Across the floor

Center exercises


Assignments Due

“Dance Anatomy” presentations

Class Participation

Additional Resources