Arts Education (2017) Grade(s): KG - Dance


Identify a movement that repeats in a dance.

Unpacked Content

Essential Questions

EU: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
EQ: How is dance understood?

Skills Examples

  • Identity recurring movements in an observed dance phrase (i.e., chaîne turns, step touch, marching, waving arms, and/or shoulder rolls). Demonstrate short and simple movement phrase that students can copy (i.e., step hop, step hop, chasse, chasse, step clap, step clap).
  • Perform simple social dance that students can copy (i.e., electric slide, chicken dance).
  • Perform simple dance movements and allow students to identify movements (i.e., plie, contraction, flexed foot, chasse, tendu).
  • Select a movement and explain what the movement may mean (i.e., jumping to show joy, slow walks to show exhaustion, hiding behind hands to show fear).


  • Recurring movement
  • Dance terminology
  • Movement choices

Anchor Standards

Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.