• GLE-Dan6

    Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Dance
    6th Grade Level Expectations
    STANDARD 1: Students will understand and demonstrate dance skills.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    6.1 follows a more complex warm-up
    6.2 accurately memorizes and repeats more complex movement phrases
    6.3 broadens dance vocabulary
    STANDARD 2: Students will understand and apply the principles of choreography.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    2.1 works in collaboration with others and follows a set of directions to create a movement sequence
    2.2 identifies differences between planned choreography and improvisation
    2.3 is comfortable using space, time, energy variations in all of their creative work
    2.4 begins to identify some concepts of dance form, i.e. unity, continuity, variety, repetition
    2.5 begins to comment about the form of a dance
    STANDARD 3: Students will create, communicate, and problem solve through dance.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    3.1 uses daily activities as a basis for creating a study, i.e. brushing teeth, roller blading, eating
    3.2 begins to understand abstraction as a way of creating movements
    3.3 evaluates a study done by peers in terms of what it communicates
    3.4 compares and contrasts how several people or groups have solved the same movement problem
    STANDARD 4: Students will understand and relate the role of dance in culture and history.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    4.1 studies more than one culture in which dance plays an important role
    4.2 learns several dances from these cultures
    4.3 understands the connections between some of these dances and specific cultural ceremonies, festivals or holidays
    4.4 identifies some social events which influenced the development of popular dances
    STANDARD 5: Students will understand the benefits of dance for lifelong fitness.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    5.1 demonstrates safe movement techniques and deepens understanding of safety aspects
    5.2 understands specific results produced from bad movement habits
    5.3 begins to keep a written record of progress in developing fitness
    5.4 plans a warm-up with some guidance
    STANDARD 6: Students will understand the relationships and connections between dance and other disciplines.
    GRADE 6
    This requires that the student:
    6.1 begins to create studies using some of the steps in the creative process, i.e. preparation, illumination,
    incubation, verification
    6.2 applies understanding of creative process in dance to doing creative work in another discipline