First-grade students in dance class explore their expanding world as they create, interpret, and replicate steps, movement patterns, shapes, rhythms, and dances inspired by a variety of stories, songs, ideas, cultures, manipulatives, images, creative play, and technologies. Through structured and unstructured movement, students stretch their imaginations, strengthen their bodies, and learn to make choices in a risk-free environment. Instruction facilitates their acquisition of knowledge and skills required to self-express, create with artistic intent, and infuse concepts from various academic content areas and cultural origins.
This class may include opportunities to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.
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: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf
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.
Course Number: 5003020
Abbreviated Title: DANCE - GRADE 1
Course Status: Course Approved