Dance Tech I-III Q4

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech I/II/III
Grade Level6-8
Week #1-9
Unit of InstructionStudent Choreography
Standard(s) Taught

DA.68.S.1.4 Use kinesthetic knowledge to demonstrate knowledge of partnering and movement relationships between two or more dancers.

DA.68.S.2.5 Rehearse to improve the performance quality of dance pieces.

LACC.6.SL.1.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics,
texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

DA.68.F.1.3 Practice creative risk-taking through dance improvisation and performance.

DA.68.H.3.3 Use knowledge of the body, acquired in dance, science, and/or physical education, to improve health and strength.

DA.68.O.3.5 Use accurate dance, theatre, and anatomical terminology to communicate with others in and related to the field of dance.

DA.68.O.2.1 Create a dance phrase and revise one or more elements to add interest and diversity to the piece.

DA.68.O.1.2 Demonstrate, without prompting, procedures expected in class, rehearsal, and performance with independence.

DA.68.S.3.7 Practice a variety of dance sequences to increase agility and coordination in movement patterns.

DA.68.S.3.5 Perform a variety of movements while vertical, off-vertical, or balancing on one leg.

DA.68.S.3.4 Perform, using dance technique, with musical accuracy and expression.

DA.68.S.3.3 Apply the mechanics of movement transitions and weight changes.

DA.68.S.3.2 Develop strength, stamina, flexibility, and range of motion through safe practices and knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.

DA.68.S.3.1 Use and maintain principles of alignment in locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

We will be selecting groups and creating student choreography pieces to perform in the May 24th show.

We will learn how to self critique and peer critique.

We will work on class choreography as well.

Classroom Activities

Warm up

Technique training


Student Choreography projects

Class choreography

Assignments Due

Class participation

Self Reflections

Peer critiques

Choreography writing

Choreography project

Dance Photography

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