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Arts Education (2017) Grade(s): KG - Dance


Express something of interest within a work of art (visual, music, theatre, etc.) through movement.

COS Examples

Example: Use texture in a painting to inspire movement quality.

Unpacked Content

Essential Questions

EU: As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and context are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
EQ: How does dance deepen our understanding of ourselves, other knowledge, and events around us?

Skills Examples

  • Recognize how dancers interact with each other and their emotions when they dance together.
  • Utilize texture in a painting to inspire movement quality.
  • Describe the levels created by peers in an improvisation or dance phrase.


  • Relate personal experience to dance.
  • Integrate other art disciplines in dance.
  • Elements of Dance
  • Dance Literacy

Anchor Standards

Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences.