Dance students are off to a great start! Our first unit focused on the health and exercise aspects of dance. Now, we are a couple weeks into our second unit, creative movement. We are focusing on the artistic and creative aspects of dance.
Generally considered by dance teachers to be the main elements of dance and choreography, we are looking at Time, Space, and Energy, and how to alter ideas in those categories to create more interesting and dynamic dancing. Thus far, 2nd-4th grade have learned tempo (speed), level, and smooth/sharp energies, and 1st-K have learned shape-making and dancing on different levels. 2nd-4th grades will soon learn to create their own dances with the elements we have learned.