Dance Tech I/II W3

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech I/II
Grade Level6-8
Week #3
Unit of InstructionDance Anatomy
Standard(s) Taught
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of basic anatomy and how the bones and muscles work together in dance and injury prevention.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the body.
  3. Describe basic functions of the muscular and skeletal system.
  4. Identify muscular and skeletal structures that facilitate or inhibit rotation, flexion, and or extension.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To become aware and knowledgable of how our muscles and bones work to help us dance.

To understand muscle and bone function to enhance dance technique.

Classroom Activities

Discuss basic bones and muscles using a worksheet.

Introduce “Dance Anatomy Project” and choose groups

Begin working in groups on the project and prepare for presentation next week.

Assignments Due

Complete “Dance Anatomy Project” packet.

Additional Resources