Q1W2W3W4W5W6 Elementary Dance 3rd-5th

TeacherTiffany McCarthy
Subject AreaElementary Dance
Grade Level3-5
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

Refreshing and learning how a jazz class works. 

Classroom Activities

Jazz Warm up

Center Work: Jazz Square, Pas de Bourree, Chasse Ball Change, Pivot Turn, 3 Step Turn, Parallel Pirouettes (adding arm movements with steps)

Across the Floor: Jazz walks, Battements, center work traveling, Chaine Turns, Leaps

Putting small combinations together of the steps we have learned. 


Assignments Due

Week 5:

Right Pirouette Assessment (In Class)


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