• GLE-Dan2

    Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Dance
    2nd Grade Level Expectations
    STANDARD 1: Students will understand and demonstrate dance skills.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    1.1 recognizes some basic dance steps or movements
    1.2 demonstrates sequences using locomotor and nonlocomotor movements appropriate for age level
    1.3 does short movement sequences using different body parts, pathways, levels, directions, tempos and energies
    1.4 moves with and reacts to other dancers in the space
    1.5 demonstrates a series of movements with simple rhythms
    STANDARD 2: Students will understand and apply the principles of choreography.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    2.1 takes a single movement or shape and varies it, and knows the difference between the two
    2.2 begins to remember some of the movements done while free dancing
    2.3 begins to link movements together
    2.4 links their own or others’ movements into a short combination with a clear beginning and ending
    2.5 free dances and incorporates more dance elements
    STANDARD 3: Students will create, communicate, and problem solve through dance.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    3.1 demonstrates how different feelings change a movement
    3.2 creates more than one phrase based on stories, poetry, art and music
    3.3 creates a movement sequence using a prop
    STANDARD 4: Students will understand and relate the role of dance in culture and history.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    4.1 describes several reasons why people dance
    4.2 performs a folk dance from another culture, and knows the context in which dance was done
    4.3 describes a variety of occasions in which dance is done in various cultures
    STANDARD 5: Students will understand the benefits of dance for lifelong fitness.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    5.1 is able to explain differences in range of motion in his/her body
    5.2 demonstrates safe movement techniques such as landing from a jump
    5.3 demonstrates exercises that promote strength and flexibility
    5.4 connects anatomical terms with body parts
    5.5 participates in a warm-up
    STANDARD 6: Students will understand the relationships and connections between dance and other disciplines.
    GRADE 2
    This requires that the student:
    6.1 understands concepts from a few subjects through dance, i.e. writing a class story and interpreting it with dance movement
    6.2 draws picture of some of their dance movements