Arts Standards

Here are the VPAA Standards. These include Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts

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Students attend a dance concert or are participants in a children's concert. Discuss the experience.


Demonstrate the ability to create a dance study to present to peers, then analyze and discuss the process used.


Demonstrate the ability to create a movement sentence and change same using selected elements of dance. Give reasons for choices made.


Students learn two social dances, such as the twist and the waltz, and discuss the similarities and differences in terms of one of the elements of dance.


Observe and describe actions such as skipping and galloping; and movement elements of time, space, force, and energy in a brief movement study.


Observe and discuss how dance is different from other forms of human movement, such as sports and everyday gestures.


Take an active role in a class discussion about interpretations of and reactions to a dance.


Present their own dances to peers and discuss their meaning with competence and confidence.


Explore multiple solutions to a given movement problem; choose a favorite solution and discuss the reasons for that choice.


Observe two dances and discuss how they are similar and different in terms of one of the elements of dance by observing body shapes, levels, and pathways.

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