ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] DAN (3) 18 :
18) Use basic dance terminology to identify the qualities of movement observed or performed in a specific genre, style, or cultural movement practice.

Example: Ballet uses bound movements of the torso with free movements performed by the arms and legs.

[ARTS] DAN (3) 21 :
21) Explain how movements in a dance from a culture, society, or community communicate its characteristics and values.

Example: Explain how the hand movements in Hawaiian dance create meaning.

[ARTS] DAN (4) 18 :
18) Explain why movement choices from dances of specific genres, styles, or cultures are appropriate in a specific dance.

Example: Explain why facial expressions are essential in Indian Classical dance.

[ARTS] DAN (4) 21 :
21) Explain how and why a dance originates from a culture, society, historical period, or community.

[ARTS] DAN (5) 1 :
1) Develop content for choreography using ideas generated from a variety of prompts.

Examples: Spoken word, text, poetry, images, or nature.

[ARTS] DAN (5) 21 :
21) Describe how the movement qualities of a dance from a specific genre, style, or culture reflect the ideas and perspectives from which the dance originated.

Example: Regal movements of Ballet from its beginnings in Italian and French royal courts.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Discovering Russian Folk Dance

In this lesson, students will learn the Russian folk danceTroika. They will research and gather information on Russian culture and history. Students will create their own rendition of a Russian folk dance using the same organizational pattern and music.

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