Dance - Intermediate 3 (#5003060) 

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Course Standards

Name Description
DA.5.C.1.1: Identify and discuss, using background knowledge of structure and personal experience, concepts and themes in dance pieces.
DA.5.C.1.2: Learn and produce movement sequences, assisted by the teacher, with speed and accuracy.
DA.5.C.1.3: Demonstrate the use of time, space, effort, and energy to express feelings and ideas through movement.
DA.5.C.2.1: Visualize and experiment with a variety of potential solutions to a given dance problem and explore the effects of each option.
DA.5.C.2.2: Demonstrate the ability to share objective, positive feedback and constructive criticism, and apply suggested changes with the guidance of others.
DA.5.C.3.1: Critique a dance piece using established criteria.
DA.5.F.1.1: Evaluate the effectiveness of combining other works of art with specified works of dance.
DA.5.F.1.2: Evaluate the impact of technology on a specified work of dance.
DA.5.F.1.3: Incorporate creative risk-taking when improvising or developing a dance phrase.
DA.5.F.2.1: Identify dance and dance-related businesses in the community and describe their impact.
DA.5.F.3.1: Show leadership by sharing ideas or by demonstrating or teaching skills to others.
DA.5.H.1.1: Share and perform dances from diverse cultural or historical backgrounds and describe their significance within their original context.
DA.5.H.1.2: Describe the dances, music, and authentic costumes from specified world cultures.
DA.5.H.2.1: Describe historical developments and the continuing evolution of various dance forms.
DA.5.H.2.2: Classify a dance performance or repertoire piece by origin, genre, or period.
DA.5.H.3.1: Create a dance, inspired by another art form, which shows one or more connections between the two disciplines.
DA.5.H.3.2: Demonstrate how math and science concepts may be used in dance.
DA.5.H.3.3: Describe how the self-discipline required in dance training can be applied to other areas of study.
DA.5.H.3.4: Perform a movement study based on a personal interpretation of a work of art.
DA.5.H.3.5: Identify the use of world languages in various dance genres.
DA.5.O.1.1: Analyze individual elements of a choreographic work to determine how they comprise the structure of a dance piece.
DA.5.O.1.2: Review and apply the procedures and structures of class and performance to gain respect for their purposes and the traditions of the discipline.
DA.5.O.1.3: Identify and explain the positions and movements within a given step or combination.
DA.5.O.2.1: Make one or more revisions to a given dance phrase and explain how the meaning or feeling was altered.
DA.5.O.2.2: Identify ways in which dance innovators contributed to new directions in the art form.
DA.5.O.3.1: Practice movements, steps, pantomime, and gestures as a means of communicating ideas or intent without using words.
DA.5.O.3.2: Use accurate dance terminology as a means of identifying, communicating, and documenting movement vocabulary.
DA.5.O.3.3: Use accurate dance terminology and/or movement vocabulary to respond to movement based on personal ideas, values, or point of view.
DA.5.S.1.1: Apply choreographic principles to create dance steps or sequences.
DA.5.S.1.2: Demonstrate dynamic changes in response to one or more sources.
DA.5.S.1.3: Manipulate given elements of a phrase to produce variations and expand movement choices.
DA.5.S.1.4: Use kinesthetic awareness to respond to shared movement with one or more dancers.
DA.5.S.2.1: Demonstrate the ability to focus and maintain presence during dance classes and performances.
DA.5.S.2.2: Practice purposefully, over time, to improve technique and performance in a choreographed piece.
DA.5.S.2.3: Follow and repeat movement on the opposite side of the body or in reverse order.
DA.5.S.2.4: Adapt and apply ensemble corrections to personal work.
DA.5.S.3.1: Demonstrate basic posture, engage abdominal muscles, lengthen the spine, and show awareness of shoulder-to-hip line.
DA.5.S.3.2: Increase strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the joints based on an awareness of safe practices and knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
DA.5.S.3.3: Practice shifting weight from one leg to another using space and various levels and shapes.
DA.5.S.3.4: Perform a phrase that uses complex changes in rhythms and meters.
DA.5.S.3.5: Apply understanding of support, weight placement, and center of gravity to attain balance.
DA.5.S.3.6: Change the expression or intention of a given dance sequence by applying two contrasting dynamic elements.
DA.5.S.3.7: Dissect dance sequences to understand how movement is initiated, articulated, and practiced, and to develop agility and coordination.
DA.5.S.3.8: Explore the use of sagittal, vertical, and horizontal line.
MA.K12.MTR.1.1: Actively participate in effortful learning both individually and collectively.  

Mathematicians who participate in effortful learning both individually and with others: 

  • Analyze the problem in a way that makes sense given the task. 
  • Ask questions that will help with solving the task. 
  • Build perseverance by modifying methods as needed while solving a challenging task. 
  • Stay engaged and maintain a positive mindset when working to solve tasks. 
  • Help and support each other when attempting a new method or approach.


Teachers who encourage students to participate actively in effortful learning both individually and with others:
  • Cultivate a community of growth mindset learners. 
  • Foster perseverance in students by choosing tasks that are challenging. 
  • Develop students’ ability to analyze and problem solve. 
  • Recognize students’ effort when solving challenging problems.
MA.K12.MTR.2.1: Demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways.  

Mathematicians who demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways:  

  • Build understanding through modeling and using manipulatives.
  • Represent solutions to problems in multiple ways using objects, drawings, tables, graphs and equations.
  • Progress from modeling problems with objects and drawings to using algorithms and equations.
  • Express connections between concepts and representations.
  • Choose a representation based on the given context or purpose.
Teachers who encourage students to demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways: 
  • Help students make connections between concepts and representations.
  • Provide opportunities for students to use manipulatives when investigating concepts.
  • Guide students from concrete to pictorial to abstract representations as understanding progresses.
  • Show students that various representations can have different purposes and can be useful in different situations. 
MA.K12.MTR.3.1: Complete tasks with mathematical fluency. 

Mathematicians who complete tasks with mathematical fluency:

  • Select efficient and appropriate methods for solving problems within the given context.
  • Maintain flexibility and accuracy while performing procedures and mental calculations.
  • Complete tasks accurately and with confidence.
  • Adapt procedures to apply them to a new context.
  • Use feedback to improve efficiency when performing calculations. 
Teachers who encourage students to complete tasks with mathematical fluency:
  • Provide students with the flexibility to solve problems by selecting a procedure that allows them to solve efficiently and accurately.
  • Offer multiple opportunities for students to practice efficient and generalizable methods.
  • Provide opportunities for students to reflect on the method they used and determine if a more efficient method could have been used. 
MA.K12.MTR.4.1: Engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others. 

Mathematicians who engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others:

  • Communicate mathematical ideas, vocabulary and methods effectively.
  • Analyze the mathematical thinking of others.
  • Compare the efficiency of a method to those expressed by others.
  • Recognize errors and suggest how to correctly solve the task.
  • Justify results by explaining methods and processes.
  • Construct possible arguments based on evidence. 
Teachers who encourage students to engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others:
  • Establish a culture in which students ask questions of the teacher and their peers, and error is an opportunity for learning.
  • Create opportunities for students to discuss their thinking with peers.
  • Select, sequence and present student work to advance and deepen understanding of correct and increasingly efficient methods.
  • Develop students’ ability to justify methods and compare their responses to the responses of their peers. 
MA.K12.MTR.5.1: Use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts. 

Mathematicians who use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts:

  • Focus on relevant details within a problem.
  • Create plans and procedures to logically order events, steps or ideas to solve problems.
  • Decompose a complex problem into manageable parts.
  • Relate previously learned concepts to new concepts.
  • Look for similarities among problems.
  • Connect solutions of problems to more complicated large-scale situations. 
Teachers who encourage students to use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts:
  • Help students recognize the patterns in the world around them and connect these patterns to mathematical concepts.
  • Support students to develop generalizations based on the similarities found among problems.
  • Provide opportunities for students to create plans and procedures to solve problems.
  • Develop students’ ability to construct relationships between their current understanding and more sophisticated ways of thinking.
MA.K12.MTR.6.1: Assess the reasonableness of solutions. 

Mathematicians who assess the reasonableness of solutions: 

  • Estimate to discover possible solutions.
  • Use benchmark quantities to determine if a solution makes sense.
  • Check calculations when solving problems.
  • Verify possible solutions by explaining the methods used.
  • Evaluate results based on the given context. 
Teachers who encourage students to assess the reasonableness of solutions:
  • Have students estimate or predict solutions prior to solving.
  • Prompt students to continually ask, “Does this solution make sense? How do you know?”
  • Reinforce that students check their work as they progress within and after a task.
  • Strengthen students’ ability to verify solutions through justifications. 
MA.K12.MTR.7.1: Apply mathematics to real-world contexts. 

Mathematicians who apply mathematics to real-world contexts:

  • Connect mathematical concepts to everyday experiences.
  • Use models and methods to understand, represent and solve problems.
  • Perform investigations to gather data or determine if a method is appropriate. • Redesign models and methods to improve accuracy or efficiency. 
Teachers who encourage students to apply mathematics to real-world contexts:
  • Provide opportunities for students to create models, both concrete and abstract, and perform investigations.
  • Challenge students to question the accuracy of their models and methods.
  • Support students as they validate conclusions by comparing them to the given situation.
  • Indicate how various concepts can be applied to other disciplines.
ELA.K12.EE.1.1: Cite evidence to explain and justify reasoning.
K-1 Students include textual evidence in their oral communication with guidance and support from adults. The evidence can consist of details from the text without naming the text. During 1st grade, students learn how to incorporate the evidence in their writing.

2-3 Students include relevant textual evidence in their written and oral communication. Students should name the text when they refer to it. In 3rd grade, students should use a combination of direct and indirect citations.

4-5 Students continue with previous skills and reference comments made by speakers and peers. Students cite texts that they’ve directly quoted, paraphrased, or used for information. When writing, students will use the form of citation dictated by the instructor or the style guide referenced by the instructor. 

6-8 Students continue with previous skills and use a style guide to create a proper citation.

9-12 Students continue with previous skills and should be aware of existing style guides and the ways in which they differ.

ELA.K12.EE.2.1: Read and comprehend grade-level complex texts proficiently.
See Text Complexity for grade-level complexity bands and a text complexity rubric.
ELA.K12.EE.3.1: Make inferences to support comprehension.
Students will make inferences before the words infer or inference are introduced. Kindergarten students will answer questions like “Why is the girl smiling?” or make predictions about what will happen based on the title page. Students will use the terms and apply them in 2nd grade and beyond.
ELA.K12.EE.4.1: Use appropriate collaborative techniques and active listening skills when engaging in discussions in a variety of situations.
In kindergarten, students learn to listen to one another respectfully.

In grades 1-2, students build upon these skills by justifying what they are thinking. For example: “I think ________ because _______.” The collaborative conversations are becoming academic conversations.

In grades 3-12, students engage in academic conversations discussing claims and justifying their reasoning, refining and applying skills. Students build on ideas, propel the conversation, and support claims and counterclaims with evidence.

ELA.K12.EE.5.1: Use the accepted rules governing a specific format to create quality work.
Students will incorporate skills learned into work products to produce quality work. For students to incorporate these skills appropriately, they must receive instruction. A 3rd grade student creating a poster board display must have instruction in how to effectively present information to do quality work.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1: Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
In kindergarten and 1st grade, students learn the difference between formal and informal language. For example, the way we talk to our friends differs from the way we speak to adults. In 2nd grade and beyond, students practice appropriate social and academic language to discuss texts.
PE.5.M.1.10: Perform a variety of dances accurately.
PE.5.R.6.1: Describe how participation in physical activity is a source of self-expression and meaning.
TH.5.H.1.2: Participate in a performance to explore and celebrate a variety of human experiences.
TH.5.S.3.1: Create and sustain imagined characters and relationships, using basic acting skills, to tell an original story based on historical, literary, or everyday situations.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
HE.5.C.1.4: Compare ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.

General Course Information and Notes


Fifth-grade* students learn to classify, create, and replicate extended dance phrases and original and established compositions requiring concentration, strength, agility, creative risk-taking, use of technology, and knowledge of cultural tradition in at least two dance forms to cultivate a personal definition of and appreciation for dance. They develop reflective critical and creative-thinking skills to solve artistic problems in dance, make informed judgments about the significance of dance in various cultures, and learn how to critique dance performance constructively and with respect based on established and student-created criteria.


* Intermediate Dance 1, 2, and 3 have been designed in two ways: 1) to challenge students on grade level who have previously taken classes in this content area; and 2) to challenge students whose education in this content area has been delayed until the upper elementary grades. Dance teachers of classes in Grades 3, 4, and 5 should select the most appropriate course level in the series based on each group's prior experience, the benchmarks, and available instruction time. Once elementary students have entered the series, they must progress to the next course in sequence. Examples: • A 3rd grade class that has taken Dance previously should be enrolled in Intermediate Dance 1 and progress through the series in subsequent grades. • 4th graders beginning formal instruction in Dance for the first time may be enrolled, as a class, in Intermediate Dance 1, and must then progress to Intermediate Dance 2 in the following year.

Special Note: This class may include opportunities to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:


As well as the certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:

Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree.

General Information

Course Number: 5003060 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades PreK to 5 Education Courses > Subject: Dance > SubSubject: General >
Abbreviated Title: DANCE - INTERM 3
Course Attributes:
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Status: State Board Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5

Educator Certifications

Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6)
Dance (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Physical Education (Elementary Grades 1-6)
Physical Education (Grades K-8)
Physical Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)

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