National Dance Standards Grades K-4
Children in grades K-4 love to move and learn through engagement of the whole self. They need to become literate in the language of dance in order to use this natural facility as a means of communication and self-expression, and as a way of responding to the expression of others. Dancing and making dances provide them with skills and knowledge necessary for all future learning in dance and gives them a way to celebrate their humanity.
The following material is excerpted from the National Standards for Dance Education.
Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
Understanding choreographic principles, processes and structures
Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
Applying and demonstrating critical and creating thinking skills in dance
Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
Making connections between dance and healthful living
Making connections between dance and other disciplines
Read the entire National Dance Standards here