PSHS Dance Syllabus
A. Students will perceive and respond, using the elements of dance. They will demonstrate movement skills, process sensory information, and describe movement, using the vocabulary of dance.
B. Students will apply choreographic principles, processes, and skills to create and communicate meaning through dance.
C. Students will analyze the function and developments of dance in past and present cultures throughout the world.
D. Students will critically assess and derive meaning from works of dance, performance of dancers, and original works.
E. Students will apply what they learn in dance to learning across subject areas. They will develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills.
F. Major projects include: cultural dance project/presentation and dance style project. These projects involve research using the PSHS Library computers and putting together a Power-Point presentation with the student’s assigned group.
G. All students enrolled in Dance I are required to participate in the California Physical Fitness Testing, no matter their current grade level.
Rules & Expectations:
A. Be respectful and courteous to your peers and instructor
B. Dress out (grey shirt and black shorts/pants and tennis/dance shoes)
C. Sit in roll call lines (until told to move)
D. If a student is not fully dressed out then he/she will not participate
E. Profanity is not allowed in the classroom
F. Food, drinks (except water), or gum are not allowed in the classroom
G. Absolutely NO CELL PHONES, IPods, or any kind of electronics will be allowed in the classroom
H. Hair should be tied back and away from the face
I. No backpacks or books.
J. No beautifying (applying make-up, brushing hair, etc.) allowed in class
*Teachers will not be responsible for lost or broken items.