• GLE-Dan9

    Colorado Model Content Standards
    For Dance
    9th Grade Level Expectations
    STANDARD 1: Students will understand and demonstrate dance skills.
    GRADE 9
    This requires that the student:
    1.1 accurately memorizes and repeats longer and more complex movement phrases with increased
    technical ability in 2 or more dance styles
    1.2 demonstrates a better sense of alignment during warm-up and locomotor sequences
    1.3 performs short movement sequences with accuracy
    1.4 can put together a dance phrase using basic movement vocabulary
    STANDARD 2: Students will understand and apply the principles of choreography.
    GRADE 9
    This requires that the student:
    2.1 can begin to identify a starting point for creating a dance
    2.2 understands how differences in space, time and energy affects a choreography
    2.3 designs a group improvisation on a specific theme
    STANDARD 3: Students will create, communicate, and problem solve through dance.
    GRADE 9
    This requires that the student:
    3.1 collaborates with another to communicate own idea in study
    3.2 compares and contrasts how 2 different choreographers communicate through dance
    STANDARD 4: Students will understand and relate the role of dance in culture and history.
    GRADE 9
    This requires that the student:
    4.1 experiences a variety of dances from all over the world
    4.2 researches important personalities from dance history
    STANDARD 5: Students will understand the benefits of dance for lifelong fitness.
    GRADE 9
     This requires that the student   
    5.1 knows and uses basic and correct anatomy vocabulary
    5.2 knows and uses safe stretching and strengthening techniques
    5.3 records changes in strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body
    composition during dance training
    5.4 understands that specific dance forms are appropriate for increasing fitness at any age, i.e. social dance, Tai Chi
    STANDARD 6: Students will understand the relationships and connections between dance and other disciplines.
    GRADE 9
    This requires that the student:
    6.1 participates in projects in which dance is combined with other disciplines, i.e. music, theatre, art
    6.2 analyzes the components of multi-disciplinary dance projects
    6.3 researches and discusses how technology can reinforce, enhance, or alter a dance