National Core Arts Standards: Dance — Grade K


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DA:Cr1.1a.K

Respond in movement to a variety of stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, symbols, observed dance)

DA:Cr1.1b.K

Explore different ways to do basic locomotor and nonlocomotor movements by changing at least one of the elements of dance.

DA:Cr2.1a.K

Improvise dance that has a beginning, middle, and end.

DA:Cr2.1b.K

Express an idea, feeling, or image, through improvised movement moving alone or with a partner.

DA:Cr3.1a.K

Apply suggestions for changing movement through guided improvisational experiences.

DA:Cr3.1b.K

Depict a dance movement by drawing a picture or using a symbol.

DA:Pr4.1a.K

Make still and moving body shapes that show lines (for example, straight, bent, and curved), changes levels, and vary in size (large/small). Join with others to make a circle formation and work with others to change its dimensions.

DA:Pr4.1b.K

Demonstrate tempo contrasts with movements that match to tempo of sound stimuli.

DA:Pr4.1c.K

Identify and apply different characteristics to movements (for example, slow, smooth, or wavy).

DA:Pr5.1a.K

Demonstrate sameside and cross-body locomotor and nonlocomotor movements, body patterning movements, and body shapes.

DA:Pr5.1b.K

Move safely in general space and start and stop on cue during activities, group formations, and creative explorations while maintaining personal space.

DA:Pr5.1c.K

Move body parts in relation to other body parts and repeat and recall movements upon request.

DA:Pr6.1a.K

Dance for and with others in a designated space.

DA:Pr6.1b.K

Select a prop to use as part of a dance.

DA:Re10.1a.K

Recognize and name an emotion that is experienced when watching, improvising, or performing dance and relate it to a personal experience.

DA:Re10.1b.K

Observe a work of visual art. Describe and then express through movement something of interest about the artwork, and ask questions for discussion concerning the artwork.

DA:Re11.1a.K

Describe or demonstrate the movements in a dance that was watched or performed.

DA:Re7.1a.K

Find a movement that repeats in a dance.

DA:Re7.1b.K

Demonstrate or describe observed or performed dance movements

DA:Re8.1a.K

Observe movement and describe it using simple dance terminology.

DA:Re9.1a.K

Find a movement that was noticed in a dance. Demonstrate the movement that was noticed and explain why it attracted attention.