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Outline of All Dance Lessons

March 1st , 2011 – March 31st , 201

Grade 4

Mrs. Di Pietro

Dance

40 mins.

Specific Expectations: A 1.1, A 1.4, A 2.1,

Dance Lesson 1: Exploring and Using Shapes to Make a Dance


Tuesday, March 1st 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will be introduced to the beginning of Dance through exploring and using shapes
- Large and small group activities; Invent movements and create shapes in time to music or sound

Dance Lesson 2: The Brain Dance/ creative dance


Friday, March 4 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will be introduced to the movement development patterns


- Independent, large and small group activities; used for body connectivity and alignment
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Dance Lesson 3: 3-shape, 3-level dance piece that has a beginning, middle and end
Monday, March 7 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will build knowledge of the elements of dance


- Independent and small group activities; visuals will be posted and kept in classroom for entire
unit.

Dance Lesson 4: Intro to Major Assignment / Studio Period / Rehearsal


Tuesday, March 8 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will be introduced to major assignment and organize groups to work in


- Students will work in small groups on their assignment

Dance Lesson 5: Studio Period/ Rehearsal


Wednesday, March 9 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will work in small groups on their assignment


Dance Lesson 6: Studio Period /Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

- Students will work in small groups on their assignment

Dance Lesson 7: Presentation


Friday, March 25 2011 40 mins

Expectations:

- Refer to detailed lesson plan

Assessment:

- Anecdotal notes, participation

Learning Experience:

-Students will present their work to their fellow peers