Dance Team Q1

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Team
Grade Level6-8
Week #1-9
Unit of InstructionEtiquette, Technique, Choreography
Standard(s) Taught

DA.68.O.2.1
DA.68.F.1.3
DA.68.C.2.2
DA.68.S.1.4
DA.68.S.3.3
DA.68.S.3.7
DA.68.C.1.2
DA.68.C.2.1
DA.68.S.2.4
DA.68.S.3.1
DA.68.C.1.4
DA.68.S.1.2
DA.68.S.2.2

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

1. Ballet Technique

2. Ballet Terminology

3. Body and spatial awareness

4. Timing and musicality

5. Mechanics of muscles and bones as they apply to dance

6. Choreographic elements

Classroom Activities

Since we have dance team class everyday, our schedule will go like this:

Mondays: Ballet technique class with ankle weights

Tuesdays: Choreography for group pieces

Wednesdays: Vocabulary, Dance Anatomy, Conditioning

Thursdays: Jazz Technique Class

Fridays: Choreography

Assignments Due

Dancers will receive a daily grade for their effort, proper dance attire, attitude, and etiquette for dance class. This will be a grade of 15 points given weekly.

This quarter we will have a vocabulary test as well as a skills assessment.

We will have independent study projects due by the end of the quarter.

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