WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS – Dance Education
The study of dance provides students with the skills to perform, create, and appreciate dance. Students will experience a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques. Advancing personal knowledge of a variety of dance concepts, ideas, and techniques, students develop as dance artists. In dance education, students evaluate personal actions, commitment, and discipline necessary to achieve dance goals discovering an individual voice as an artist performer. Health literacy is developed as students identify strategies and approaches which can ensure the health and care of the dancer’s instrument (body). Civic literacy is developed as students explore the influence of culture, historical period, and context on the creation and interpretation of dance.
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Elementary Dance Project
The West Virginia Department of Education has completed a Title I Mini-Grant project titled, Incorporating the Arts (Dance) Into Reading or Mathematics Curriculum to Improve Student Achievement. A Summary Report is being compiled and additional information is forthcoming.
West Virginia Dance Company: http://wvdanceco.com/
Morgantown Dance: http://morgantowndance.org/Welcome.html
West Virginia Division of Culture and History: http://www.wvculture.org/arts/artists.html
The Clay Center: http://www.theclaycenter.org/
National Dance Education Organization: http://www.ndeo.org/
National Dance Project: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/programs/national_dance_project
National Museum of Dance: http://www.dancemuseum.org/
Online public video collections
Dance Heritage Collection: http://www.danceheritage.org/
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive: http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/
Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/video.aspx
Alexander Street Press: http://alexanderstreet.com/products/dance-video
Dr. Ray Lowther, Coordinator
Office of Middle & Secondary Learning
Building 6, Room 603
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330
Fax: (304) 558-1613