Q1W2W3W4W5W6 Elementary Dance

TeacherTiffany McCarthy
Subject AreaElementary Dance
Grade LevelK-5
Week #2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Unit of InstructionIntro to Jazz Dance
Standard(s) Taught

DA.K.S.2.1 Follow classroom directions.

DA.K.S.2.2 Retain simple sequences and accurate dance terminology over time.

DA.K.S.3.1 Refine gross- and fine-locomotor skills through repetition.

DA.K.S.3.2 Imitate simple exercises for strengthening and stretching the body.

DA.K.S.3.3 Develop kinesthetic awareness by maintaining personal space and moving in pathways through space.

DA.K.S.3.4 Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning how a jazz class works. 

Classroom Activities

Jazz warm up

Center Technique: Grape Vine, Jazz Square, Pivot Turn, Parallel Passe, 3 step turn, Chasse ball change, Pas de Bourree

2nd – 5th Grade: Parallel Pirouette (right and left)

Across the floor Technique: jazz walks, chasse, battement, triplets, chaine turns leaps

Making small combinations out of the steps we have learned. 



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