Enduring Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.

General Information
Number: DA.68.S.3
Title: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
Type: Enduring Understanding
Subject: Dance
Grade: 68
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

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Independent

DA.68.S.3.In.a
Practice the principles of alignment in locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
DA.68.S.3.In.b
Improve posture, strength, flexibility, and range of motion through safe practice exercises.
DA.68.S.3.In.c
Practice a variety of movement transitions and weight changes.
DA.68.S.3.In.d
Replicate timing, rhythm, and accents demonstrated by the teacher and peers.

Supported

DA.68.S.3.Su.a
Practice the principles of alignment in selected movements.
DA.68.S.3.Su.b
Perform selected safe practice exercises for improving posture, strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
DA.68.S.3.Su.c
Maintain balance during movement transitions.
DA.68.S.3.Su.d
Replicate a demonstrated rhythm in time to musical accompaniment.

Participatory

DA.68.S.3.Pa.a
Imitate the principles of alignment in selected movements.
DA.68.S.3.Pa.b
Imitate selected, safe practice exercises for improving posture, strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
DA.68.S.3.Pa.c
Imitate selected, safe practice exercises for improving posture, strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
DA.68.S.3.Pa.d
Maintain balance in basic positions and shifting weight.
DA.68.S.3.Pa.e
Repeat movement sequences to musical accompaniment.

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Lesson Plans

Puzzle Piece Choreography Manipulation:

In this lesson, students will manipulate the order of short choreographed movement sequences using a puzzle piece assembly format.

Type: Lesson Plan

Dance to the Everyday Beat :

Students will record everyday sounds and create a dance to the beat of the everyday sounds (a minimum of three) .  Students will work collaboratively to choreograph and create a dance to the found sounds. 

Type: Lesson Plan

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.

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Using Creative Movement in a Classroom Environment:

This twelve-minute video from Teaching Channel features dance teacher Brooke Charlebois demonstrating how to use cooperative groups to structure the expression of creative movement and choreographic forms to convey global issues. The video briefly focuses on how embedded dance allows students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts in math, science, history, geography and language.

Type: Teaching Idea

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