DANCE 1
Through dance, the students in Grade 1 will learn to demonstrate body awareness when performing dance activities. Moving safely through space while creating movement sequences with or without music will be the main theme throughout the year. Basic dance steps alone and with others will be learned in each class.
DANCE 2
In continuation from the previous year, students will learn to respond to a variety of stimuli to create movement sequences alone and with others. Basic dance steps and patterns will be taught and the students will be encouraged to demonstrate those steps and patterns using locomotor and non-locomotor skills alone and with others.
DANCE 3
Using the locomotor and non-locomotor skills acquired from the previous years, students in grade 3 will learn to perform simple movement sequences using elements of body and space awareness, qualities, and relationships, alone and with others, with and without objects.
DANCE 4
Student in the grade 4 dance class will be encouraged to use the creative process to develop dance patterns, alone and with others. Basic dance steps and patterns will be reviewed and supplemented. The performing of simple movement sequences will enrich body and space awareness.
DANCE 5
In continuation from the previous years, students will reinforce and enhance their creative process by developing dance sequences alone and with others. They will also be introduced to a variety of dance forms (hip hop, jazz, folk) where they will learn to identify them. Students in grade 5 will also learn to perform more complex movement sequences using the elements of body awareness, space awareness, qualities and relationships.