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NYSED Approved 1/2 Unit Courses for High School
 
Introduction to Dance | Introduction to Theater Arts

Introduction to Dance 1/2 Unit Course for High School


Introduction to Dance
was developed in alignment with the New York City Department of Education’s
Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Dance, Grades PreK-12. The Blueprint is the New York
City Department of Education’s curriculum framework for instruction and notes indicators for student
achievement in dance at various benchmark grades (2nd, 5th, 8th, and 12th). The Blueprint is directly
aligned with the NY State Learning Standards for the Arts.

The Introduction to Dance course will allow students to meet a portion of the general high school
arts requirement. This course of study provides an overview of the five strands of the Dance Blueprint:
Dance Making, Dance Literacy, Making Connections, Working with Community and Cultural Resources,
and Exploring Careers and Lifelong Learning. An emphasis on the Dance Making strand is scaffolded
through the five modules to make this a physically experiential course in dance skills and techniques,
improvisation, and choreography. Students begin by exploring how dance communicates meaning and
connects to health and well-being. They understand themselves as dancers through learning how to take
a dance class, then move on to sound body mechanics and how they apply to basic dance elements and
principles. These are the foundations of dance styles and techniques. Students apply these principles to
exploring their own expressive capabilities and communicating with others through the non-verbal medium of the dance art form.

Throughout the course, students will learn the origins and history of dance, and explore and perform a
range of dance styles from among the following: Traditional Folkloric Dance; Social Dance; Classical Ballet; Historical Dance; Modern Dance; and Theatre Dance/Tap/Jazz. These genres will be taught within a framework of skills and composition building, and in historical and cultural context. Students will learn how to critique professional and student dance productions, reflect on and discuss dance’s connection to their lives and others’ cultures, identify particular dance careers, and work with dance professionals who visit the school and/or whose performances they attend. They will participate in a daily dance warm-up, learn about the skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems and their response to dance movements, and study the nutritional elements and their effects on short-and long-term physical performance. A range of dance practices that promote fitness, stress management, emotional wellness, and prevention and treatment of dance injuries will be introduced. The course will provide baseline dance content, knowledge and skills that allow the student to follow additional advanced coursework.

Click here to download the Introduction to Dance 1/2 Unit Course for High School.


Introduction to Theater Arts 1/2 Unit Course for High School

Introduction to Theater Arts was developed in alignment with the New York City Department of
Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Theater which builds and incorporates the
New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. The Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts:
Theater PreK-12 is the New York City Department of Education’s curriculum framework for instruction and notes indicators for student achievement in theater at various benchmark grades (2, 5, 8 and 12).

The Introduction to Theater Arts course will allow students to meet a portion of the general high
school arts requirement. This course of study provides an overview of the five strands of the Blueprint i.e., Theater Making, Developing Theater Literacy, Making Connections, Working with Community and Cultural Resources, and Exploring Careers and Lifelong Learning. Additionally, all four New York State Theater Arts Standards are addressed by this unit as well.

The course has been divided into five modules. Students begin by telling simple stories and learning to
communicate meaning through the voice and through physical behavior. They move onto a study of basic
acting technique, play analysis, character development and performing works of theater. Throughout the
course, students will explore the origins and history of theater, learn to critique professional and student
productions, reflect on and discuss theater’s connection to their own lives, identify particular theater arts
careers, and work with theater professionals in either long- or short-term residencies. Additionally, the
course will provide baseline theater content, knowledge and skills that would allow the student to follow
additional advanced course work.

Click here to download the Introduction to Theater Arts 1/2 Unit Course for High School.

 

 
 

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