ERIC Number: ED324302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Essential Skills for Performing Arts, K-12. Dance.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This manual on dance education focuses on relating dance to the entire curriculum and bringing creative energy to learning. Dance activities can be used in the: (1) perceptual/motor domain to facilitate the acquisition of learning readiness skills; (2) cognitive domain to clarify and amplify subject area concepts through physical experience; and (3) creative domain to encourage divergent thinking and imaginative participation through creative problem solving. Possible application of dance to various curriculum areas are suggested, e.g., language arts, mathematics, science, physical education, social studies, visual arts, music, and the dramatic arts. Essential skills are outlined for each level from K-12. For each component of the dance curriculum, a goal is identified, and behavioral objectives for the essential skills, suggested outcomes, and activities and evaluations are outlined. Model activities for dance warm-ups, improvisations, and choreography are appended; a bibliography is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.