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Dance Education K-12 BA

2014-2015
Major Advisement























Dance Education K12 BA
Program Learning Outcomes
Online Access:
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1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in contemporary dance technique, performance, and choreography.
2. Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum including dance
history, cultural studies, dance sciences, somatics, music, production, and technology.
3. Students will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Strategies at the basic competence level.
4. Students will model professional behavior and practice in dance education.
5. Students will critically examine spiritual and ethical issues relevant to dance.






Detailed Program Learning Outcomes Information

1. Dance Technique, Performance, Choreographic Principles and Processes
Students will demonstrate:
a) Proficiency in contemporary dance technique and technical competency in one or more additional genres;
b) Proficient performance skills;
c) Proficient skills in choreographic principles and processes.
2. Dance Theory and Curriculum
Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum, including:
a) Dance history and its application within social and cultural contexts;
b) Dance science and somatics in relation to movement and dance technique;
c) Music theory and accompaniment;
d) Dance production;
e) Technology and its application within classroom and performance settings.
3. Instructional Strategies, Standards, and Pedagogy
Students will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Strategies at the basic competence level, including:
a) Applying principles and concepts set forth by the National Dance Standards and the Utah State Core Curriculum;
b) Demonstrating a variety of teaching strategies to produce new knowledge and skills in others;
c) Facilitating artistic development through process-oriented instruction;
d) Utilizing reflective practice that leads to increased pedagogical skill and classroom effectiveness.
4. Professional Engagement, Behaviors, and Interaction
Students will model behavior and practice through:
a) Active participation in professional organizations which support the fields of dance and education;
b) Appropriate social interactions with students, peers, advisors and parents;
c) Advocating for developmentally appropriate dance in public schools, private schools, and the broader community;
d) Understanding and demonstrating the dispositions found within the Five Commitments of the BYU-PSP Vision Statement.
5. Learning Outcome: Spiritual and Ethical Issues
Students will critically examine spiritual and ethical issues relevant to dance by:
a) Researching and evaluating spiritual and ethical references, theories, and standards;
b) Creating a code of ethics in relation to their teaching philosophy.












Dance Education ePortfolio Submissions
2014-2015
Learning Outcome: Dance Technique, Performance, Choreographic Principles and Processes
Students will demonstrate proficiency in dance technique, performance, and choreography.

ePortfolio: students will provide three artifacts (one from each category).
1. Contemporary Modern Technique: digital recording demonstrating technical proficiency. 5 minutes and a minimum of one complete sequence.
Students are advised to choose segments that highlight strength, agility, fluidity, dynamic alignment, and complex movement sequences.
Courses: D340R, D341R, D440R, other approved enrollments such as professional workshops.
2. Performance: a digital recording of a staged performance in which the student is the focal point. 5 minutes (each segment should be a minimum of 1
minute).
Courses: D348, D368, D468. Other acceptable recordings: Faculty Works Concert, Senior Showcase, or other approved performances.
3. Choreography: a digital recording of an independently choreographed piece (it is highly suggested that you use your senior capstone choreography, but
staged choreography on secondary students or dancEnsemble will also be accepted). 5 minutes.
Courses: D368, D469, D476, other approved works.

Learning Outcome: Dance Theory and Curriculum
Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum, including:
a. Dance history and its application within social and cultural contexts;
b. Dance science and somatics in relation to movement and dance technique;
c. Music theory and accompaniment;
c. Dance production;
e. Technology and its application within classroom and performance settings.

ePortfolio: two artifacts (each one from a different course) that represent critical analysis, interpretation and/or research.
1) A minimum of one substantial research paper with appropriate citation.
2) The other may be an electronic copy of a presentation or project.
Courses: D342, D343, D355, D460, D461, D464, IP&T 286, Sc Ed 353, or other approved work.

Learning Outcome: Instructional Strategies, Behaviors, and Standards
Students will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Strategies at the basic competence level, including:
a. Applying principles and concepts set forth by the National Dance Standards and the Utah State Core Curriculum;
b. Demonstrating a variety of teaching strategies to produce new knowledge and skills in others;
c. Facilitating artistic development through process-oriented instruction.
d. Utilizing reflective practice that leads to increased pedagogical skill and classroom effectiveness.

ePortfolio: three artifacts that demonstrate teaching competency.
1) Section 4 of the Teacher Work Sample (required).
2) A copy of the final CPAS evaluation (either from the mentor teacher or university supervisor).
3) Digital recording of a 10 minute teaching segment of K-12 students (not classmates or private studio).

Courses: D348R, D366, D 465, D466, D476, or other approved teaching.

Learning Outcome: Professional Engagement and Interaction
Students will demonstrate professionalism through:
a. Active participation in professional organizations which support the fields of dance and education;
b. Appropriate social interactions with students, peers, advisors and parents;
c. Advocating for developmentally appropriate dance in public schools, private schools, and the broader community.
d. Understanding and demonstrating the dispositions found within the Five Commitments of the BYU-PSP Vision Statement.

ePortfolio: two artifacts of professional engagement and interaction:
1) Section 7 of the Teacher Work Sample (required)
2) an additional artifact of choice, such as Relicensure Point Sheets from professional conferences, an electronic copy of a conference presentation, a
congressman’s written response to an advocacy letter, class disclosure document, class newsletter, email correspondence with parents or
administrators, etc.

Courses: D276, D465, D466, D476, ScEd 350, ScEd 353, CPSE 402 or other approved work.

Learning Outcome: Spiritual and Ethical Issues
Students will critically examine spiritual and ethical issues relevant to dance.

ePortfolio: students will provide two artifacts that demonstrate their personal philosophy and ideas about spiritual values and ethical issues.

1) Written statement or paper that evaluates and examines the issues of spirituality and ethical practice in relationship to dance and/or education.
2) Code of ethics as apparent in documents such as Disclosure Documents, Teacher Work Sample, letters to administration and/or parents, etc.

Courses: D 348R, D359R Dance Philosophy and Aesthetics, D365, D366, D367, D399R, D459, D465, D466, D476, approved religion courses.

Please note:
 No artifact may be used more than once in the ePortfolio.
 These requirements can also be viewed at koriwakamatsubyudanceeportfolio.blogspot.com.



Dance Education
Major Advisement
Reminders and Considerations

 It is imperative to meet with your dance advisor and follow your plan to graduation.
 After major auditions, official acceptance to the Dance Education major will take place after
successful completion of D276
 A minimum of SIX WEEKS before enrolling in Dance 276: Exploration of Teaching, fingerprints
must be taken at 350 MCKB. Expect a fee of around $100 for fingerprinting.
 During winter semester students cannot concurrently take Dance 362: Int Choreography and
Dance 368: dancEnsemble.
 ScEd 350 has limited sections and times. ScEd 375 may be substituted for ScEd 350.
 It is important to note the winter semester coursework and sequencing since so many courses are
only offered in Winter (and some occasional Sp/Su): 342, 365, 366, 461, 465, 476.
 It is important to note that the following courses are only offered once per school year: 276, 342,
343, 346, 365, 366, 460, 461, 464, 465, 466.
 It is strongly encouraged that you to enroll in a technique course EVERY semester.
 It is strongly encouraged to gain as much performance experience as possible (not just the one
semester requirement).
 Elementary Education Practicum:
o If this is completed through the Arts Bridge Scholar program, it is require to concurrently
enroll in Dance 399R: Internship to receive credit for this requirement.
o If this is completed through Dance 348R: Kinnect, completion of the Spring term is required
(when a majority of the teaching occurs).
 When enrolled in Dance 466, assisting in a Dance 140 class is required. Thus, students should
check the Dance 140 class schedule to ensure that s/he has allotted several options for assisting.
 Student teaching placement is very complicated, and the faculty put a lot of thought and effort into
your assignment. You should expect to travel and we encourage you to make a budget for
transportation.
 It is strongly encouraged to declare a teaching minor.