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

Identify the elements of dance in movement.

Unpacked Content

Essential Questions

EU: Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.
EQ: How does knowing about societal, cultural, historical and community experiences expand dance literacy?

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 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.