Demonstrate, without prompting, procedures expected in class,
rehearsal and performance with independence.
• Use accurate dance, theatre, and anatomical terminology to
communicate with others in and related to the field of dance.
• Use knowledge of the body, acquired in dance, science, and/or
physical education, to improve health and strength
• Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during classes and
• Develop strength, stamina, flexibility, and range of motion through
safe practices and knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
• Apply the mechanics of movement transitions and weight changes.
• Practice a variety of dance sequences to increase agility and
coordination in movement patterns.
• Apply standards of class and performance etiquette consistently to
attain optimal working conditions.
• Demonstrate an understanding of proper dance etiquette &
• Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during class
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and how the bones
& muscles work together to aid in injury preventionArticulate & consistently apply principles of alignment to axial,
locomotor & non-locomotor movements. 8 basic locomotive
movements (walk, run, jump, hop, leap, chasse, gallop, skip) & basic
axial movements (pivot turn, pirouette, pencil turn, & spiral)
• Demonstrates an understanding of personal space vs. general space
and how to stand in staggered lines while center
• Articulate & consistently apply principles of alignment to ballet barre,
center & across-the-floor combinations
• Demonstrate an awareness of the body & develop a deeper
understanding of warm up, cool down, and dance technique
• Demonstrate knowledge of rhythmic patterns, hearing the beat and
counting music effectively.
• Explain the importance of proper nutrition, injury prevention & safe
practices to optimal performance and the life-long health of a dancer
• Identify muscular and skeletal structures that facilitate or inhibit
rotation, flexion, and or extension
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomy
• Demonstrate an understanding of movement qualities (sustained,
percussive, swinging, suspended, collapsing, & vibratory)
• Demonstrate retention of directions, corrections, and memorization
of dance from previous rehearsals and classes
• Describe basic functions of skeletal and muscular systems