Standard 1 : Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.



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General Information

Number: DA.68.O.1
Title: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Dance
Grade: 68
Big Idea: Organizational Structure

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
DA.68.O.1.1: Compare characteristics of two dance forms.
Clarifications:
e.g., modern/jazz, ballet/Bharata Natyam, West African/Capoeira
DA.68.O.1.2: Demonstrate, without prompting, procedures expected in class, rehearsal, and performance with independence.
DA.68.O.1.3: Dissect a dance step or combination to reveal the underlying steps, positions, related steps, and possible variations.
DA.68.O.1.4: Explain the order and purpose of a logical and healthful dance class.
Clarifications:
e.g., warm-ups, progressions, phrase work
DA.68.O.1.5: Identify, define, and give examples of the elements of dance and/or principles of design to show how they give structure to a dance piece.
Clarifications:
e.g., body, energy/effort, space, time, relationships


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
DA.68.O.1.In.a: Identify characteristics of a variety of dance forms.
DA.68.O.1.In.b: Demonstrate specified procedures and audience etiquette.
DA.68.O.1.In.c: Investigate the positions, initiations, and movements within a given step.
DA.68.O.1.In.d: Identify the order of a logical and healthful dance class.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
DA.68.O.1.Su.a: Recognize a characteristic of a variety of dance forms.
DA.68.O.1.Su.b: Practice specified procedures and audience etiquette.
DA.68.O.1.Su.c: Identify the elements of dance in planned and improvised dance pieces to show awareness of structure.
DA.68.O.1.Su.d: Recognize safe practices or injury prevention related to dance performances.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
DA.68.O.1.Pa.a: Recognize a characteristic of a dance form.
DA.68.O.1.Pa.b: Practice a specified element of audience etiquette at performances.
DA.68.O.1.Pa.c: Imitate a movement sequence based on the elements of dance.
DA.68.O.1.Pa.d: Recognize safe practice for injury prevention in dance performances.


Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this topic.

Lesson Plans

Name Description
Charleston:

In this lesson students will compare and contrast different genres of dance with today's dance styles. Students will learn the four steps to the Charleston dance and add a complementary move of their choice.

Exploring Movement Through Poetry:

In this resource, students will explore a poem by T. S. Eliot and, after close reading experiences, use it as a source of inspiration for creating original movement sequences. The elements of dance are manipulated as students explore various ways to create movement that reflects specific characters, behaviors, and themes. The integration of dance, reading, and writing provides multiple modes of learning, which helps students apply deeper meaning to new information.

Text Resource

Name Description
Dance Program Sample Agreement:

This document details dance studio rules including a student contract and parent participation form.