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DANCE 365

Creative Dance for Elementary Education

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Theory and teaching experience in creative movement for preschool and elementary school children.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

1

Fixed

2

Other Prerequisites

Dance 243R, 244R, or approved Kinnect membership

Title

Dance Assessment

Learning Outcome

6. Explore and identify various forms of dance assessment

Title

Elementary Dance Teaching Practices

Learning Outcome

3. Demonstrate an understanding of dance, elements, concepts and vocabulary physically, verbally and in writing, and apply that knowledge to teaching dance in the elementary setting

Title

Developmentally Appropriate Dance

Learning Outcome

2. Apply knowledge of developmentally appropriate dance learning activities for children pre-school through grade eight.

Title

Dance Education Theory, Content, and Pedagogy

Learning Outcome

1. Articulate an understanding of creative dance education theory, content, and pedagogy that facilitates artistic development and process orientation.

Title

Teaching Strategies and Management Techniques

Learning Outcome

5. Understand and apply a variety of teaching strategies and management techniques necessary to effectively guide dance skill building, exploration, improvisation, and compositional experiences for young children.

Title

Lesson Objectives and Curriculum Standards

Learning Outcome

4. Identify and use clear lesson content objectives drawn from national and state curriculum standards when planning lessons and teaching dance.