Arts Standards

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

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Students learn and perform dances from two countries.


Ask parents or some other adults about dances done in their community when they were younger. Ask if the person will teach you the dance and tell you about it. Share your findings with your classmates.


Students research information on a social dance of choice.


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


Perform dances from various cultures with competence and confidence.


Learn and effectively share a dance from a resource in one's own community; describe the cultural and/or historical context.


Students accurately answer questions about the role of dance in a specific culture and time period including why and in what setting people dance, and what the dances look like.


Introduce and explore folk and/or classical dances from other cultures.


Introduce, research, and explore folk, social, or theatrical dance forms learned from resources in their own community, of different cultures, time period, or from a broad spectrum of twentieth-century America. Describe the cultural/historical context of that dance, effectively sharing its context with peers.


Introduce, research, and explore the role of dance in a culture or time period.

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